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June 29, 2008

Headless Linux Web Client

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Here’s my thoughts on a Linux-based headless web client:

  • MiniKnoppix would be a good platform, but the following packages would have to be readded: anacron, expect, html2text, m4, ndiswrapper.
  • Knoppix has a “persistent home” option.
  • The JFFS filesystem will distribute wear on a Compact Flash drive.
  • Fetchmail & procmail could be used to retreive simple text info by cell phone or IM.
  • “Web Client Programming with Perl” & “Spidering Hacks” by O’Reilly publishing would provide much help in scripting scrapes and other tools/toys.

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