Benjamin A. Okopnik
ben at linuxgazette.net
Thu Oct 19 19:47:52 MSD 2006
[ CCd to Thai under separate cover, with the New Author Guide appended.]
On Tue, Oct 17, 2006 at 07:32:32PM -0700, Thai Duong wrote:
> --- Thomas Adam <thomas.adam22 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I am sure that Ben would welcome an article from you
> > if you're willing
> > about your kiosk implementation.
I would indeed. I like the idea of a "turn-key" kiosk - and the fact
that it was inspired by Thomas doesn't hurt either. :)
> I'm going to release K.A 0.3 today and after that I'll
> try to write an article about K.A. In fact, the bank
> I'm working for has backed me to work on this since
> they wanna have something to replace Windows on their
> teller's computer. The tellers only need a browser to
> connect to our core banking web application to do
> their business and you know Linux + Firefox is
> probably a better choice than the current Windows +
> Internet Explorer solution.
That's interesting; from what I've seen, banks here in the US mostly
appear to use some sort of a *nix-based GUI on the front end and a
mainframe in the back. In many cases, "serious" transactions (e.g.,
opening an account) are done in a virtual terminal that looks like a
1960s green-screen - and Wind0ws is only ever seen on the customers'
side of the partition, perhaps as a kiosk connected to the bank's
site. Oh, and some ATMs, of course.
(Manufactured by Diebold, unsurprisingly.)
> Another use of K.A at our
> bank is to make Internet Banking kiosk aka
> self-service kiosk. I'll probably write more about
> this in my article.
I'm definitely looking forward to seeing it.
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