Edubuntu for libraries

Zeb Smith zebsmith at
Wed Dec 14 22:11:34 UTC 2005

Thanks for the help. If the rugrats were listening, I'd thank them, too.
After all, if it weren't for their cute little inquisitive natures, any
joker could do my job. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Cole [mailto:kjcole at] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 4:57 PM
To: Zeb Smith; edubuntu-devel at
Subject: Re: Edubuntu for libraries

Zeb Smith wrote:

> Hello all. I work for the Newton Falls Public Library as Systems
> Administrator. I'm very strongly considering using Edubuntu on the
> public computers here. I have already switched to OpenOffice and various
> other open source applications.. but the machines still run Windows as
> the OS. My main concern about switching to Linux is that with Windows, I
> can lock down settings such as web browser configuration, desktop
> backgrounds and such so that patrons can not tamper with them. I've been
> using kubuntu on my own computers for some time now, but have not found
> a way to configure it similarly. If anyone can offer insight on this,
> the advice would be most appreciated.
> Thank you,

A few people here in Washington, DC have set up Edubuntu in two public
libraries, and a community center.  I've passed your question on to one of
them.  Since it's designed for classrooms (among other places), it has some
elements that prevent little rug-rats from messing things up too badly.

> W. Zebulon Smith
> Systems Manager
> Newton Falls Public Library
> 204 South Canal Street
> Newton Falls, OH 44444-1694
> Phone: (330)872-1282
> Fax: (330)872-9153
> <>

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