In around 3 weeks away from actually implementing an internet cafe solution from my research and helpfulness of fellow members ive concluded that:- there are a few options to choose from. asuming an adsl connection.
1) set up a linux solution say clarkconnect and xp on the clients etc
2)setup a linux based proxy server and use squid and dans guardian etc with xp clients
3)setup a win2000 client server network, use group policies etc to limit what users can do and use free proxy on the actual server.
4) set the comps in a workgroup and use software such as netcafe etc
5)setup a workgroup and use a linksys router with built in firewall and dhcp, try to limit what the clients can do with guest accounts (suggestions on how to further increase security will be much appreciated)
From the above you can probably tell that i'm pretty confused about what setup i should go for. ui want to keep costs to a minimum if possible but if theres a problem in that i dont have much experience of linux!!!