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OpenSource Exploratorium 

- to present optimal specialized computers

The idea of the OS Exploratorium is to show off the major advantages to gain with specialized Linux computers to the public and - to decision makers, especially.

We split the OS Exploratorium up into:

1. A live OpenSource Exploratorium - network facilitated.

2. A virtual OpenSource Exploratorium - A test & educational centre.

1. A live OpenSource Exploratorium - A test & educational centre.

We like to illustrate set-up of different purposes of computers : Highly motivating for also new Linux users that they can come more or less directly from the street and see for themselves some well set-up Linux computers that offer different special optimized needs. For instance the computers could be set-up:

For school-linux international: (

For childrens edutainment in general: (

For audio-equilibrists: (,

For fast-processor-optimized York-linux: (,

For older-PC equipment based on red-hat: (,

For debugging- & hardware detection: (

For Newbie-Linux users and easy setup based on Debian : (,

For charged Linux distroes user that want all setup: ( and (

For commercial-linux use dependent of support: (, (community supported redhat alternative:

For extreme stable Unix servers with Solaris: (,

For embedded Linux equipment such as Linksys wireless routersWiki..

( etc.. See our

In the exploratorium we like also social events for the LUGs , making conferences, meetings and to make a Linux-magazine library. Our focus will just be that the activities must be either of motivating, promotion or educational purposes. Finally we like projects that facilitate low-tech areas of their country to start up in the exploratorium such as: .

In long range the LUGs may render superfluous our distribution of PCs from other countries, but hardly our coordination of the training needs when the whole project starts up.

The exploratorium project will be partly supported by the companies and organisations that benefit from promoting or using our facilities such like the firms Red Hat Linux, IBM and OpenSource organisations etc. For the remaining involvement filling out the concept we may need support to development, tests & educational training we may need support of the university..

2. A virtual OpenSource exploratorium OS- Internet facilitated.

A. Computers in a closed environment to protect the administration and governmental security.

Few companies and especially the administration & governments can afford only partly secured systems such as MS Windows. For that reason and others, the secure distributions of Linux is developed. Esp. RedFlag Linux. These are stable, highly secured operative systems (OS) with practical no risk of viruses and hacking. Tests of Linux OS in your country will further increase the system security.

B. Personal Linux-computers for all purposes at home or at companies.

Using “Thin clients� and standardised PC's in companies increase functionality as only one set-up of the operating system  is needed. Due to expensive licenses that limit the free use and due to pirate copies that give many countries a negative international reputation, Linux is the needed low-cost alternative. Furthermore development is decreased by closed code as the ones MS use, and make a barrier for widespread knowledge & information. But if people for daily use are not able to handle Linux or other OpenSource environments, Chinese companies cannot benefit from the unique human resources of 1.3 billion Chinese people. Easy recruitment of voluntary skilled Linux-users will benefit in all levels of trade and office environment. For that reason education of people must be of high priority. Inspiration & educational travels to Denmark or a reuse of this pre-prepared concept in your country after testing in Europe, we consider must be attractive to you.

Common people and children must be motivated, which our 5500 members in a small area illustrate that we are able to do. Beside we establish the International OpenSource exploratorium of Denmark mentioned (more in detail below*).

C. Handy general access but only partly restricted systems. A kind of a virtual OpenSource exploratorium like the mentioned one is exemplified in All you need here is Internet access, as all Linux-programs are pre-installed on a remote server, and you will have a personal account to place documents and other non-executable-files. That way you will have access to always updated programs and your own data worldwide - a well-functioning Linux system that everybody can use immediately - with no set-up. The keeper of the server has got full control and security. The disadvantage is that you need a fast computer with a decent Internet-connection, which in rural areas will be limiting factors.

To give access to common people we have started to build Copenhagen Wireless using wireless routers to offer free and shared Internet, proceeding in the OpenSource exploratorium (notice point 1.3 at www:
The next level is to make a coda drive where you need your own -not necessarily new PC with a basic Linux. To test out if you need some special programs you can run these partly on your own PC and partly on a remote server. (notice:

Created by Phillip Sc. Bøgh
Last modified 2006-14-01
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