The Operating System

One of main goals of Repurposed Labs is to provide free public internet access to members of the community.

To minimize maintenance and reduce potential problems that could come from deleting files or installing applications, I decided to use a browser-only operating system for these first two set of computer labs.

I did a lot of experimenting with various flavors of Linux including Chrome OS, BrowserLinux, MijnPup and xPUD but in the end decided to use Webconverger, which basically boots into a full screen Firefox web browser.

Only time will tell whether this browser-only operating system will serve the needs of White Buffalo Young Lodge and Core Neighborhood Youth Co-op. In the meantime it should provide additional ways for members of the Riversdale community to get online.