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Linux advice for Ministry Technician

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by pizzaguy4hire, Jul 23, 2006.

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  1. pizzaguy4hire

    pizzaguy4hire Thread Starter

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    Dear Group

    I am the "Head of Computers and Information Ministries" at my church, Christian Faith Center (http://www.bloomington-cfc.org & http://www.getonlinewithjesus.org) and I am trying to put together some systems that I can set up via an ethernet based 8-port switch going into a cable service router for a very basic computer "lab."

    I am planning about 3 computers total with possible expansion later on. I am looking for an appropriate Linux distro (possibly a "live cd" solution) to allow people to come in and surf and research on the web, and write documents and such, but not be able to surf the hard drive and possibly mess things up like what seems to happen from the other Windows systms at the offices.

    The specs are: PII-333's and PIII-500, 64 to 192 megs of RAM, and 2.1GB to about 6GB hard disks. They all have (some model) of 3COM ethernet routers, and on-board graphics - probably intel based. Specifically, they are IBM PC GL 400's and another "generic" system.

    If anyone could help me by suggestiing something I could use - and provide a link to download if I like it - Please do so.

    Many thanks,

    Zach
     
  2. linuxphile

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    With the specs you have listed I would give Damn Small Linux a shot. It is an extremely lightweight live CD distro, utilitizing the lightweight window manager FluxBox.
     
  3. pizzaguy4hire

    pizzaguy4hire Thread Starter

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    Hello... I just wanted to make sure I mentioned - this is for a CHURCH installation... I really don't think that our Pastor, or any other ministry heads I'd have to submit this concept to, would appreciate having "DAMN" anything on their systems.

    So, while I appreciate the suggestion - and the ideas behind the distro - are there any other solutions that will not cause such controversy?

    Thanks,

    Zach Winchester
    Head of Computers and Information Ministry
    Christian Faith Center, Bloomington Illinois
    "http://www.bloomington-cfc.org"
    "http://www.getonlinewithjesus.org"
     
  4. CouchMaster

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    http://distrowatch.com/ - just about all of these come in a 'live CD' version - so pick as many as you want to try. All are free.
     
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