So, the Ubuntu cd’s [see previous post] stopped me from scouting for places to put up ‘the business’ yesterday afternoon. In case you’re interested, here’s me thniking-out-loud:
- If I go for a school-centric pc rental/Internet access shop, can I actually depend on customers to embrace Linux-based apps, such as OpenOffice, and browse with Firefox (Linux)? I don’t have enough money to buy Windows or MS Office licenses 🙁 Also, if ever I port Windows apps to Linux, I think i need licenses for that, too, right?
- Are MMORPGs really the most preferred sort of gaming today? Are PS2s a far rank below it? How about LAN parties? Laos na ba?
- Has anyone implemented a thin-client netcafe setup? Will a thin-client based network run, say, Counterstrike on LAN effeciently? If the thin client runs on Windows, all the terminals would need separate licenses, too, right?
- Does PLDT DSL suck that much? Been through some message forums, and it looks like a handful of shop owners are losing oodles of money from their shops because of bad service.
- Where’d you get the best deal for PCs capable for today’s top PC games? Would a Sempron-based box do? And do I really need, say, a 128-bit graphics card?
Would appreciate any answers 🙂
I think its a fair estimate that approx 80% or definitely more of small netcafes use pirated OS’s and apps, but the capital I have with me isn’t disposable, its not even technically mine. Oh, if anyone’s from Bulacan, is there any place that you think would be a good place to set up a netcafe business? Mr. Bañez? 🙂 Marilao seems to have a bundle of schools near the SM City area.