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Setting up an Internet Cafe Network

by yazirarafath / June 8, 2012 9:02 PM PDT


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Wasn't that tried years ago?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 9, 2012 12:48 AM PDT

And haven't we learned that it costs more than putting a cheap PC out there?

Or are you new to this?

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Of course, I am new to the business. :)
by yazirarafath / June 9, 2012 5:32 AM PDT

By the way, I wanna provide an excellent and Hi-tech service to my customers.

So, I selected this way rather than putting cheap stuffs.

Talk about the project, not about the cost.

Thank you.

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When you are ready.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 9, 2012 5:39 AM PDT

I see you are new so I need to give you time to discover that design had its day. It's no longer done for many reasons including the fact the cost is more than a PC at each station.

Write back when you are ready.

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I am ready
by yazirarafath / June 9, 2012 8:50 AM PDT
In reply to: When you are ready.

I agree with you that building a server is more expensive than setting up individual PCs.

But, I wanna do it in this way.

So, please help me. Happy

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Remember we have to use thin clients.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 9, 2012 9:00 AM PDT
In reply to: I am ready

I can only guess you've not learned that there is no such server made today. That is, once in awhile you get the new person that thinks you can hang display, keyboard and mouse on some server and make it all work. They usually get upset there is nothing less than 2 times the cost of a PC.

So here's the company and the products.


So there you go. Citrix on the server and HDX thin clients.

Done. I wonder still if you were so new you expected no client hardware.

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That was a geek to me
by yazirarafath / June 9, 2012 1:04 PM PDT


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A long time ago
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 9, 2012 1:33 PM PDT
In reply to: That was a geek to me

Folk made such things. They were awfully expensive as each card was essentially a PC on a card. Since it was not made in the volumes of your common PC or laptop the prices were always more than your PC.

But folk always tried such things.

Today I rarely seen a Citrix or Windows Terminal system because the PC is too cheap.

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Why not use PCs?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 9, 2012 9:43 AM PDT

Or why any PC at all? Why not some internet cafe hot spot and folk bring their own PC, pad or such?

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Internet hot spot
by pgc3 / June 10, 2012 1:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Why not use PCs?

Yeah Bob that is what a couple of local outfits do here, it is really all he needs to do.

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Dare I say Starbucks?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2012 3:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Internet hot spot

You sell the coffee and treats. Internet access is not a product today but a service at your store.

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Not only a browsing centre
by yazirarafath / June 10, 2012 5:58 PM PDT
In reply to: Dare I say Starbucks?

I am not going to start only a browsing center. Also, we do computer hardware and software troubleshooting, mobile phone repairing and upgrading, Photoshop and other typesetting deals and so on.

I have no idea to sell coffee and treats as you suggest. Happy

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Mobile phone repair?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2012 3:09 AM PDT

Wow, that's ambitious. In the USA it's pretty much just reset the phone and if it has a bad screen or jack you swap out a new phone.

The days of repairing a phone are long gone.

I'm guessing this is not in the USA. No one I know would attempt what you wrote here. For many reasons.

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This is Sri Lanka.
by yazirarafath / June 10, 2012 5:54 PM PDT
In reply to: Why not use PCs?

I am not going to start the business in USA or any EU countries. It's in Sri Lanka. So, don't compare your business strategies with us. We can't do business here as you do there. Happy

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It's sad you didn't share that up front.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2012 3:11 AM PDT
In reply to: This is Sri Lanka.

My answers are mostly about areas from China, Taiwan and US/Canada.

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