"The audience for initial releases of Webconverger will most likely be Internet Cafes.
1. No users - no superuser
2. Stability & Security - based on Debian etch
3. Locked down browser kiosk - for example no functionality to save bookmarks locally
4. Everything happens through the browser (for example if we need to do a HD install / network setup, through a browser, not a terminal!)
5. Zero maintenance - Automatic update/upgrade
6. Less is more - Minimal packages for the Web experience (though that includes Adobe flash and pdf support), though no KDE/GNOME bloat
7. Excellent i18n support with keyboard switching
8. Universal commitment to all devices - Webconverger could be deployed anywhere from an office terminal to a mobile phone [...]
Since USB boot is poorly supported by older machines, CDROM images will probably be the most important medium.
Most computers have hard drives, so hard installs are important. Webconverger is not the traditional thin client, as CDROM 'live's and eventually hard drive installs will not put a burden on the network or server like LTSP setups do (esp. with RAM loading "toram" in mind).
1. Network live (could be served from a NSLU2)
2. CDROM live
3. USB live
4. Network live and then install to hard drive
5. CDROM live and then install to hard drive
6. USB live and then install to hard drive
7. OEM installs
Notice Webconverger Web applications can target the rich capabilities of Opera or Firefox with SVG graphics et al."