How to Setup an Internet Cafe With Ubuntu Linux

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Hostel computers running Ubuntu Linux.

Ubuntu Linux is a free operating system that can be used to create low-cost, secure Internet cafes. Some advantages of Linux are:

  • It's free
  • No viruses
  • All the software is free
  • The software is compatible with software available on Microsoft Windows

Getting and Installing Ubuntu Linux

Creating a Kiosk

How to lock-down the computer so that only certain actions can be performed.

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Installing Software

  1. Enable the Universe and Multiverse repositories
  2. Go to Applications > Add/Remove or System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager to add and remove programs
  3. See the Free Software page for a list of commonly used programs

Troubleshooting Linux

Video Driver Doesn't Work

Type the gksudo displayconfig-gtk command in a terminal to change the video card settings (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)

Getting Help