My Quest for the perfect CyberCafe Management Program
These are Linux/Open Source Cybercafe / Internet Cafe management programs. I'm looking for a cybercafe management program that is open source, with clients for Linux, LTSP, Windows, prepaid, and postpaid.
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Last update - Sep 15 2011
There are several Linux internet cafe managers. Quite unfortunately, none that I know are really competitive with their commercial windows counterparts. I have not found any that are polished, well written, with sufficient features, updated, and finished, available to use. Leading quality commercial products seem to be "Antamedia", "Cyber Cafe Pro", "SmartLaunch", "HandyCafe". Apparently many programmers prefer to start new projects from zero, instead of continuing to advance or contribute one that's already started. In any case, a good starting point for anyone would be to evaluate the best programs in the field, mentioned above.
Ideally, I would like one that is open source, with clients for many OS's, user accounts with credit and time management, and the ability to manage cafe/restaurant table billing. Since I'm in Brazil, it should have a Portuguese translation. I'm starting to place the more usable, updated and promising ones first, but at the moment they aren't in any particular order.
other lists like this.
http://www.osscc.org - website with discussions of cybercafe programs.
Maintained as of July 2010, most promising at the moment.
Mkahawa builds on Cafe Con Leche (CCL) - the light, ultra-fast C++ Internet Cafe Management Software for Linux and Windows. This is but a continuation of CCL.
GPL, Linux clients only. Ubuntu 9.04, 9.10, 10.04. Portuguese, Spanish, English. Many features - prints receipts, prepaid, post-paid, open time, etc etc.
Main Control - http://www.maincontrol.com.br
LanFX/LinuxFX - http://www.linuxfx.org/
Open Coffee - http://opencoffee.lnxteam.org/
CafePilot - http://www.dijitanix.com
Cybera - http://sourceforge.net/projects/cybera/
ScanCool Lan - http://www.scancoollan.com
OSCafe - http://freshmeat.net/projects/os-cafe/
OpenLanHouse - http://trac.openlanhouse.org/
SisLanCafe - http://www.sislancafe.com.br/
Zencafe - http://linux.blogs.ie/
LanOS/LanBR - http://www.portalcriativa.com.br/
GNU Lanux - http://lanux.sourceforge.net/
gbilling - http://gbilling.sourceforge.net/faq.html
OpenKiosk - http://openkiosk.sourceforge.net
Cafe Con Leche, or Cybercafe Con Linux?
DireqCafe / Zybacafe / Outkafe/ -
CybOrg - cybercafe Organizer
PlayBilling - http://sourceforge.net/projects/playbilling/
KFEMate - http://sourceforge.net/projects/kfemate/
Macy - http://sourceforge.net/projects/macy/
DasCyberNetz - http://sourceforge.net/projects/dascybernetz/
Cycam - http://sourceforge.net/projects/cycam/
Blue NetCafe Timer - http://sourceforge.net/projects/bnctimer/
Netpoint - http://sourceforge.net/projects/netpoint/
Visual Cybergest - http://www.visualcybergest.com
XCafe 4.0 - http://74.cz/en/cafe/index.php
CBM - http://www.cbm.com.ar - "Control de Ciber"