Knoppix for internet cafe
Hello everyone. I am setting up an internet cafe style network and was wondering if Knoppix would be suitable for the task? If not, could anyone recommend a better distrobution? Essentially, I need to set up a system which allows the computer users to access the internet without mucking up the system from viruses and spyware. And I'd like the system to be as administration friendly as possible because the people running it aren't technical.
Below I have identified some key concerns and was wondering if anyone here might be able to provide some insight.
With Knoppix being run from the cd, can I remove the hard drives from the computers and still keep Knoppix running?
That computers I am planning to run Knoppix on are essentially Pentium 2 systems currently running windows 2000. Should I expect to run into any hardware detection issues?
Obviously I will be setting up a simple network. The modem will connect to a router (which provides connections and DNS), and the computers and printer will connect to the router. If I set it all up correctly, will Knoppix detect the network and get internet access automatically when the computer boots up? Or will I need something more permanent in place? If I would need to run a configuration every time, could I write some kind of script that will do that automatically when the user logs onto Knoppix?
Does the Knoppix live cd come with OpenOffice on it?
Thanks very much. If you have any other ideas about any of this, I would be more than happy to consider those as well.
Please clarify hoopy terminology
sorry to be so square, but what's a thumbdrive? Is it a USB memory device? And CD and drive 'implosure'; is this premature failure due to overuse? I think I've guessed what SSH is; can you provide a link to where I could learn about it please?
I'm on this thread to learn by sharing knowledge, so I suggest that we explain all jargon as we go along.
All the Best,