On Fri, 2013-06-21 at 16:46 +1000, Chris Bouwmeester wrote:
Thanks for this. I didn't go into too much detail
because I wasn't
really looking to solve the problems via the forum, more to get in
touch with someone with appropriate expertise who we can contract to
You may still get some contact from a developer. I cannot do that, but I
can try to assist with direction.
Lock-down is really only to keep children in their
area and disabling
some keyboard shortcuts - not BIOS, hardware, etc.
The lock down under Linux can provide what you want, and a lot more
Main question is about running AIR apps - we have 80
flash games built
already, so if flash is no longer the way to go, too late.
Flash is not standard, it is not secure, it will change, and there are
significant security "holes". I would strongly urge you to change before
making any more investment there, throwing away what you have done at
this stage would be a lot cheaper than the whole project. It may be
possible to make it look like it works, but the foundations are on sand.
I was looking in the direction of Linux (to move away
because I'm keen to:
1. simplify the whole setup
2. boot faster
3. make the disk footprint smaller and therefore faster to re-image
4. stick with one OS version - at the moment we have XP and W7 and
variants of that.
5. have something more stable. For example, we are experiencing a lot
of cases where XP just reboots over and over. When we reimage the
disk, it is fine.
All of that is good, and as per previous remark, much more besides. Done
properly, you can run from read only media, and much less maintenance.
Other thing I forgot to mention is that these are
computers. Don't know if that is something linux allows for.
Not sure if my email address appears - bouwmeester.chris(a)gmail.com
Happy to make contact with anyone who might be able to assist us
Touchscreen support is around, look at Android. My circumstances mean I
am not playing in that area, yet. You might take a look at Cyanogenmod,
a completely open and independent redoing of Android. My interest is
that it does not come with the extra cruft that the carriers package, I
do not need the games on the mobile, nor the spyware.
In one sense, yes, you do need a developer, but there will be very
pertinent comments from various list participants that can help set the
parameters. You might also consider looking at the Raspberry Pi and
BeagleBone small cheap computers. They run Linux, and some other
variants, and can greatly stretch the budget.