Anyone interested in open-source, diskless systems? I've designed a replacement for our catalog machines that use no hard drive or CD/DVD drives. When they are done, they will boot from an internal Compact Flash card, run on Xubuntu (FREE Linux distribution), and boot directly into Firefox for access to our OPAC and only to our OPAC. They will also be hardened with the Bastille, also free, for security lockdowns.
The base machine is an MSI Wind nettop, running a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB of RAM and onboard Intel graphics. Attached are a keyboard, mouse and 19" LCD monitor. Total cost in hardware was right at $300, counting the monitor. Contact me at jim at gmpl dot org for more info!