Re: Minimum hardware requirements and a few odds and ends.

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Thu Apr 22 2004 - 02:09:24 CDT

At 8:44 PM -0700 4/21/04, Ed Kennedy wrote:
>Hello All:
> I know that it doesn't take much of a computer to run a cd only
>based Linux program like Knoppix or Slax. However, I note that
>there is also a proposal that 'images' of the computer generated
>ballot be burned to a CD at the same time if I understand this
>correctly. OK, that means 2 CD drives with one being capable of
>burning CD's. Slax says that it doesn't run very well on 16mb of
>Ram. So that suggests that a minimum amount of Ram would be at
>least 32mb. Let's see now, we would also need sound cards for the
>blind unless they were integrated into the motherboard but that is
>more or less standard anymore. Will the touch screen monitors
>require special video cards? In terms of general machines, I'd
>guess that you wouldn't find machines with 2 CD drives and one being
>a burner in much of anything less than a Pentium II. What do other
>people think?

My thinking was to use a CD-R and to burn the ballot images at the
end of the day on the end of the same multi-session CD as the
software. There are some very nice reasons for having the ballots
archived *together* with the software and ballot definition files and
other polling station parameters that produced them.

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
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