Do you have any internet cafe? And having a trouble to make a billing for your customer? Well, I just got the answers, I found a online billing that can help you to process the billing and record the customer and it will automatically make the bill for your customer for every computer that you put in the room. This software is made from the baliwae company located in Bali island. The software name is BiOS Baliwae, acronym from Billing Open Source is free open source billing for internet caffe. Especially that run gnu/linux as server and client operating system. BiOS Baliwae was developed at Indonesia. Currently the program and manual instalation is only available in Indonesian language. I hope there will be an english language version. You can use any desktop manager to use this software and the most important this software is FREE.
This application is running based on web, it’s operated by using the web server like apache or lighttpd. And this is the features of BiOS Baliwae:
- Using the Open source license, GNU/GPL version 3
- Has been tried in Linux Internet cafe for 2 years and it works well.
- BiOS can runs inside any Operating System-cross platform, client or server(linux, windows, freebsd, etc)
- BiOS has a simple interface and really ease to use both for client or operator.
- Really easy installation without any compilation for client
- BiOS is really light to use, responsive, and only need space less that 550 Kb for local bandwidth
- Can accessed with any Linux GUI(XWIN: gnome, kde, icewm, enlightenment, jvm, and other)
- Unlimited client
- If the computer billing connected to the internet, the owner can access the cpanel billing from anywhere. So, they can check their internet cafe condition.
You need to download this software from http://bios.googlecode.com/files/BiOS-v1.4B.tar.bz2
And then install it inside the localhost(127.0.0.1) .
You also can try this software online in http://drlinux.baliwae.com/billing/ .