Got a friend with a big idea here, wants to set up a cybercafe in Cross
hands (Nr Llanelli). I've posted the information he sent me for your
perusal - I've sugessted buying a big server and running Linux Terminal
Services on it (www.lsp.org). Anybody with any other suggestions ?
> Dear Alan,
> Many thanks for all your encouragment this evening. The equipment we have received from PHLS is as follows:
> Ex Notes server (I think its a Pentium 166)
> Viglen file server: This is a big empty box but may prove useful if we want to build a data store.
> Its a DX50 486 based nachine with a SCSI drive I think it's floppy has had it, but then, I think I'll have stacks of spares!
> Viglen PC. This was a 386 SX25 but has a DAT drive for backup and I think it may have the SCSI for the scanner
> Viglen PC's x 2: These are bog standard 486 SX25's (but I've got extra memory for them)
> AST Bravo - not sure, probably a 486DX
> AJP (dreadful machine, currently without a video card, but that's in the Ex Notes server above as we had to free up a PCI slot
> to take an extra network card. I've got the original PCI card somewhere)
> Apricot XEN-1 must be a 286
> 7 monitors (various)
> 2 x HP Laserjet 3's (one maked as dead)
> Epson LQ-100
> NEC pinwriter
> That's the lot from the PHLS. However, I have also got a PC from Sue Harrison which according to the paperwork is a Cyrix
> MII 333 based machine.
> I also have 3 Pentiums that were described thus:
> "Pick up a quality 2nd PC with these bargain Pentium PC base units that we are prepared to sell for only £30 each. These
> are Elonex PC5100 systems in good working order. They currently have an Intel Pentium 100MHz Processor. Importantly
> they are TRT PCI.2C Motherboards that are upgradeable to 200MHz. Depending on your luck They have 16 between to
> 32MB RAM, 1091MB Hard Drive is fully formatted and brought to C: prompt(they will of course compress to over
> double). A Drive & Graphics card. These are good quality, upgradeable systems and a good home system as well as a
> super business or college work PC all for trade prices."
> Finally, we have another PC and monitor etc offered by one of the Cross Hands shops.
> Project budget is around £3,500 (including VAT). I need to get on and order the ISDN line (although ADSL may be an option
> in Cross Hands, but we could only afford the base price which I believe has to be USB based, so may not be an option -
> urgent advice here please as I would need to get on and order the ISDN line soon).
> I also have to get 3 quotes and place an order for the server and other goods by 7th January.
> So, can we have your server thoughts ASAP. Not all the budget can go on the server, we need to retain about £800 for the
> desks (view thru style, as discussed) I was aiming to get diouble units and end up with 8 workstations in the first instance.
> And really finally, you mentioned a web site for the project. We currently have crosshands.org.uk but specifically for the
> project, I though of cyberXhands.com. It's available (as is every other cyberXhands). If that makes sense to you to have a
> separate web site, I'll get on and register it and start building a small site soonest.
> Many thanks once again. I have left a message with Gareth but I don't think he would have any hesitation in us offering the
> use of the church building for the local Linux user group to use. This would certainly fit with our aims to get further involved
> with the community, which is what the project is all about in the first place.
Any Comments would be gratefully appreciated. I will post more when I've
had a think about it :-)
Have a really good 'free' christmas!