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These notes provide a set of guidelines for the configuration of public computer systems for use in Public Libraries, Schools, Colleges, Internet Cafes, and other such institutions.

Recommended Software Edit

The institute should provide the following facilities:

  • Desktop Calculator
  • Desktop Calender
  • Dictionary Client
  • Word Processing Package
  • Image Manipulation Software
  • Internet Browser
  • Publishing Package
  • Removable Media File Management
  • Screen Magnifier

Access To Free and Open Source Software Edit

It is recommended that the institute provides access to free software packages available under an open source licence.

Email Provision Edit

Network Save Space Edit

Removable Media Edit

The facility to save documents onto rewritable removable media, such as a diskette or memory stick should be provided.


Hardware recommendations for computer provision and accessibility in public institutions