LINUTOP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE AND HOSPITALITY

city hall, library, sports complex, association, institution, party hall, theater, exhibition center, cultural center, museums, department of transportation

MAINTENANCE FREE COMPUTER

USE CASES

- Shared desktop or laptop
- Computer room

BENEFITS
- Optimal use of your hardware
- Provide access to a computer to more people
- Classical user interface with Start menu
- Office software compatible Microsoft Office Suite

kiosk software

Maintenance Free Computer

INTERNET KIOSK

USE CASES
- Waiting hall in public spaces
- Schools
- Associations
- Libraries/Retail: limiting the navigation to an online catalog of items

BENEFITS
- Quick setup
- Easy and flexible configuration
- Secure: the lock mode allows to always recover the initial state
- No maintenance


Internet Kiosk

DIGITAL SIGNAGE

USE CASES
- General information about opening times, events
- Promote an upcoming event by providing specific information
- Wayfinding in large venue, tradeshow
- Provide real time status information at transportation hubs
- Wayfinding in large venue or event

BENEFITS
- Cost effective: Simple and fast to setup, energy efficient
- Online editing made simple: edit from any browser
- Automated broadcast: 24/24 – 7/7
- Displays even offline
- Compatibility: Linutop computers or PC with Linutop OS

Digital Signage Overview
Digital Signage Sample City Hall
Digital Signage Sample School

Digital signage

LINUTOP OS for a maintenance free PC

Typical error message
Need a new life?

Linutop OS: An alternative to give a second life to your PC!

Linutop OS is a turnkey solution allows everyone in corporations, associations or individual consumers to recycle, repurpose an older PC without any risk.

TEST FOR FREE
- Download the software image
- Burn on a CD or USK key
- Set your BIOS to boot from the appropriate device (CD or USB)
–> The system is now running in the system’s RAM and the user may
1- set keyboard and screen properties (Linutop –> Configuration Panel –> General settings)
2- automatic connection to the network (use network icon in system tray for WIFI)
Ready to use the system !

Most Linutop OS features are available in the demo version, the full version allows to save configuration settings.
Linutop Lock switches the system in Read Only mode, the highest possible security.
Used today for desktops in public spaces, such as schools, libraries, associations, etc.
Despite being heavily used by many different users, these systems remain fast and clean, day after day.
TRULY MAINTENANCE FREE

Configuration Pannel - Security

Linutop OS

Configuration Pannel - Security

Linutop LAMP server

Paris, February 29th, 2012, 11.45am

New Linutop OS 4.0 allows a Lamp Server installation in one click to host a web site.

Linutop Lamp Server can be used as a mini web server, in order to keep personal data in-house.

Linutop LAMP server:
LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. This open source software combination is designed to host a web site.

In just one click your web site is ready to go on your local network, accessible from any web browser: PC, Tablet, smart phone…

Linutop LAMP server Key Benefits are:
- Quick installation (one click)
- Energy efficient Sever (8W on Linutop2) ideal for 24/24, 7/7 uses, designed for minimal processing power.
- Small, Silent (fanless) and robust.

Linutop mini PCs are ideal for mini web LAMP servers; it allows customers to securely share information with minimal maintenance costs. With Linutop OS a LAMP server can even run on a PC from a USB key!

Linutop OS Free Demo is available here! (compatible with PCs).

With Linutop, go green-it !

As Novirent blog pointed out last month (fr), Linutop helps you save money on your Power bills and act for the planet.

Let’s caclulate the difference of cost/year between 2 configuration (for a display usecase for instance):

Assuming 1kWH is $0,10 (see US power average cost),

* Multimedia PC power cost is : $0,10*24h*30days*12monh *160W = $138 /year
* Linutop power cost is $0,10*24h*30days*12monh *8W = $7 /year

Savings are : 131$ a year !

Now you’ll be able to chose the most valuable PC for your money

PS : thanks to Novirent Blog for highlighting this fact !

Other interesting power costs ressources :

Displaying Weather on the Desktop with ConkyForecast

For a lightweight system monitor, Conky can display an awful lot of useful information. Fjallraven Mochilas But besides the usual stuff like RAM usage, processor load, and wireless signal strength, you can use Conky to display something more interesting like the current weather conditions and a four-day forecast complete with snazzy weather icons. timberland homme Usually, though, this would require a lot of manual tweaking, but the ConkyForecast package makes the process of turning Conky into a desktop weather station rather straightforward on any Ubuntu-based system. UGG Bottes First off, you have to install the Conky Forecast. bottes ugg pas cher To do this, open the sources.list file for editing using the gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list command. Add then the following line at the end of the file:

 deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/m-buck/ubuntu intrepid main

Open the terminal and run the command below to install ConkyForecast:

 sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install conkyforecast

Next, you have to obtain a Partner ID and a License Key from the The Weather Channel which is required for accessing weather data. Once you have done that, use the command below to copy the .conkyForecast.config file to your home directory:

 cp /usr/share/conkyforecast/conkyForecast.config ~/.conkyForecast.config

Open then the copied file for editing using the nano ~/.conkyForecast.config command and enter the obtained Partner ID and License Key as follows:

 XOAP_PARTNER_ID = Your Partner ID XOAP_LICENCE_KEY = Your License Key

Next step is to find out the Location ID of the city you want. Kånken Rucksack To do this, use the http://xoap.weather.com/search/search?where= url followed by the name of the city, for example:

 http://xoap.weather.com/search/search?where=BERLIN

Copy the Location ID (in this case, it’s GMXX0007), and open a sample Conky configuration file for editing:

 sudo nano /usr/share/conkyforecast/example/conkyrc

Replace the default Location ID with your own, save the file, and launch Conky by pointing it to the sample configuration file:

 conky -c /usr/share/conkyforecast/example/conkyrc &

You should see a Conky window with a nice-looking weather forecast.

Five Quick Tips for OpenOffice.org Writer Users

New to OpenOffice.org Writer? Want to get the most out of it? Here are five simple tips to get you started. Learn to use keyboard shortcuts Although you can access all Writer’s features via the toolbar and menus, using keyboard shortcuts can speed up your work. chaussure timberland femme Writer offers a huge number of shortcuts, but you don’t have to learn them all. asics pas cher Note which features you use most, then find their keyboard shortcuts. The OpenOffice.org Writer Cheat Sheet created by yours truly http://nothickmanuals.info/doku.php/cheatsheets can help you with that. Install extensions Similar to Firefox, OpenOffice.org’s default functionality can be extended using extensions. Head over to the official extension repository, and grab the extensions you find useful. Mochilas Fjallraven Don’t know which extensions to pick? The Five Useful Extensions for OpenOffice.org blog post can give you a few pointers. basket new balance Learn to use styles Styles is one of Writer’s most powerful features. Getting to grips with styles does require time and effort, but once you’ve mastered this feature, you can manage even the most complex document with consummate ease. Kanken Big The Using styles in OpenOffice.org article and the Introduction to Styles chapter from the OpenOffice.org User guide can help you to get started with this feature. Learn to use notes, versions, changes These three features are essential for efficient writing and collaboration, so it’s worth to spend some time on learning how to use these features. Check the online help for a brief introduction to these features. Backup OpenOffice.org profile OpenOffice.org stores all user settings in a profile folder inside your home directory (e.g., /home/user/.openoffice.org). Back up it regularly, so next time you need to reinstall OpenOffice.org or install it on another machine, you don’t have to configure it from scratch. Bonus tip The OpenOffice.org 3 Writer Guide is a must-read book if you want to get the most out of Writer.

Turn Your Linutop into a Nifty VNC Client

While Linutop is not designed to run heavyweight applications, you can relegate the most demanding computer tasks to a more powerful desktop machine or server and use Linutop to run applications remotely. This solution (often called the server/thin client model) allows you not only to use demanding applications on your Linutop, but also lets you access files and documents stored on a remote machine. This means, for example, that you can easily access documents and applications on your computer at the office using Linutop at home. air max pas cher To do all that, you have to install and configure a VNC server on your desktop computer, and set up a VNC client on your Linutop. VNC is a protocol that allows you to control a remote computer as if you were sitting in front of it. And if you run a VNC session in full screen on your Linutop, it’s almost impossible to tell that you are controlling a remote machine. VNC is not the fastest system of its kind, but it is very easy to configure and straightforward in use. And if you run it on your home network, it is fast enough for most tasks. Read the rest of this entry »

Track Document Changes with OOoSVN

Even a modest software project would be virtually impossible to manage without a so-called version control system (VCS) which allows developers to track and roll back changes as well as manage different versions of project files. In most cases, project files are just plain text files containing programming code, but a good VCS like Subversion can manage pretty much any file type, including word processing documents, spreadsheets, etc. bottes ugg australia This means that it can be used as a powerful tool for tracking document changes, but here is the rub: as a software aimed at developers, Subversion (or any VCS for that matter) can be tricky to set up and use. Fortunately, if you want to use Subversion to manage your OpenOffice.org documents, the OOoSVN extension can help you to do this in just a few simple steps. Before you can use OOoSVN, you have to install the Subversion software on your machine. On Ubuntu, it’s as easy as running the sudo apt-get install subversion command. Download then the latest release of the OOoSVN extension and install it using the Extension Manager in OpenOffice.org. Restart OpenOffice.org, and you should see the SVN menu. nike air max pas cher Read the rest of this entry »

Firewalling Linutop with Firestarter

Even the most basic routers these days offer the NAT feature and firewall capabilities which protect your machines on the local network. But there are situations when you have to connect your Linutop directly to the Internet, or bypass the router’s firewall (for example, if you want to use Linutop as a server accessible from the outside). In this case, a decent firewall tool is essential. The problem is, though, that many firewall applications are not particularly user-friendly and you really have to know what you are doing when configuring them.

If tweaking a firewall via the command line is not your cup of tea, then you’ll appreciate Firestarter, a graphical application which significantly simplifies the process of setting up and configuring a firewall. To install Firestarter, run the sudo apt-get install firestarter command, or use the Synaptic package manager.

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Set up Linutop in 5 Minutes

Just because Linutop is based on Linux, it doesn’t mean it’s difficult to configure. In fact, the little machine comes with a custom Linutop Setup applet which allows you to configure virtually every aspect of the system in a matter of minutes. By default, the applet starts automatically, but you can also launch it manually at any time by choosing Applications -> Setup -> Linutop Setup. The Linutop Setup applet’s window is divided into four main sections: General, Network, Advanced, and Security. Besides the Language, Keyboard, and Time zone settings, you can use the General section to configure display settings. Usually, Linutop does a good job of detecting the correct display size and resolution. But if it has problems detecting the display’s properties correctly, you can select the appropriate item from the Display size drop-down list. The General section also allows you to configure autostart options, which can be useful in many situations. For example, you can configure Linutop to bypass the full graphical desktop environment and launch only a specified URL in the default Web browser. This can come in particularly handy if you want to use Linutop as a simple Web station. To do this, press the Configure autostarted applications button, select Web Page from the Select an item drop-down list, and tick the Start only this application check button. Tick then the Start with this URL or file check box and enter the desired URL. As you might have guessed, the Network section lets you configure wireless and wired interfaces as well as a modem connection. If you are using the built-in Ethernet connection, Linutop does all the donkey work for you. However, if you still need to tweak some settings (e.g., define a static IP address instead of the default DHCP option), press the Configure your network button, select Ethernet connection, and press Properties. In a similar manner, you can configure a wireless interface. Choose Wireless Connection from the list of available connections, press Properties, and fill out the required fields. If you are using Linutop in a mixed environment and you want to access documents and files stored on a Windows machine, you can use the Windows shares subsection to easily add shared folders. Simply press the Add button and type the IP address of the Windows machine in the Host field. adidas nmd Enter then the user name and password required for accessing the Windows share and press OK. The Advanced section sports a couple of rather useful features. As the name suggests, the Backup/Restore button allows you to back up and restore the entire system in just three simple steps: press the button, select the destination drive, and press the Apply button. When you shut down Linutop it by default saves only the user settings. adidas pas cher So if you install an application and then reboot Linutop, the system will return to its original state. This may sound like a nuisance , but this feature can be useful in situations where you don’t want other users to mess with the system. But what if you want to install additional applications? Select the full persistent system option in the Data persistence subsection, and Linutop will from now on save all your settings and applications. The Remote access subsection lets you easily enable and configure the remote access service, so you can connect to your Linutop and control it from another machine on the network or via the Internet. Press the Configure the remote access service button, and tick the Automatically start the server check box, so that the service starts automatically when you turn Linutop on. If you want to protect Linutop from unauthorized access (which is a very good idea), tick the Request a password check box and specify the desired password. asics gel pas cher To let users view the Linutop desktop but not control it, tick the Connected users can only view the desktop check box. Finally, tick the Allow multiple connections check box if you want to allow more than one user to access Linutop. Press the Start button, and you can then access Linutop remotely. adidas stan smith pas cher You can use Linutop not only as a desktop machine, but also as a server. Install, for example, Samba software on it, plug in an external USB hard disk, and you can use Linutop as a nifty file server. In this case, Linutop doesn’t need the full graphical desktop environment, and you can disable it by ticking the Don’t start Xorg check box in the Misc subsection. If you plan to use Linutop as a public terminal, the Security section allows you to lock the machine, so no one can modify the system (except the administrator, of course). To do this, simply tick the Use the Linutop lock check box, and specify the desired administrator password. Thanks to the Linutop Setup applet, configuring your Linutop machine is a pretty straightforward process that doesn’t require a lot of time or particular Linux skills.

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