Re: [OVC-demo-team] New tester

From: Fred McLain <mclain_at_zipcon_dot_net>
Date: Thu Jan 29 2004 - 16:49:07 CST

Why would a Linux voting machine require a Linux desktop? I think a
bigger concern would be using a virus plagued environment for voting
on. There are also cost issues, we are targeting inexpensive hardware
for this project and a Windows license could end up costing as much or
more then the CPU.

On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 14:19, Eron Lloyd wrote:
> Speaking of OS platforms, are you targeting a final product able to run fully
> on Win32? I'm thinking of how unsuccessfull it would be trying to promote
> this system to county governments and explain that they'll need to migrate
> their voter registration office desktops to Linux.
>
> Eron
>
> On Thursday 29 January 2004 5:00 pm, you wrote:
> > I switched my home development environment from Win2k to Redhat 9 some
> > time ago and am very, very happy with it. Windoz isn't for breakfast
> > any more :)
> >
> > -Fred-
> >
> > On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 13:54, Alan Dechert wrote:
> > > Jan,
> > >
> > > > ....... made me suspect that many of you are trapped
> > > > in Bill Gates world, .........
> > >
> > > I don't know how many here are trapped. I think most here are not
> > > trapped by the MSFT juggernaut. I am, for sure, but I have entered a 12
> > > step program to get over it.
> > >
> > > > ...... and do not have access to a Python installation
> > > > with the necessary 'curses' module. So to make it possible for as many
> > > > as possible to test the program, I have modified the code so that it
> > > > can be run under Windows as well. It seems to work now, but I need to
> > > > iron out some bugs first before uploading it.
> > > >
> > > > To run the program, you will need to install the Python Win32
> > > > Extensions:
> > > >
> > > > http://starship.python.net/crew/mhammond/
> > > >
> > > > You may prepare by installing this right now.
> > >
> > > Thanks again for your great work, Jan. I hope we can do justice to it.
> > >
> > > Alan D.
> >
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