Edubuntu for libraries
rodrigo.garcia at smartcomtec.com.mx
Thu Dec 15 16:57:48 UTC 2005
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
> 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
> www.newtonfalls.org <http://www.newtonfalls.org>
If you run kubuntu you could use kiosktool to lock down your desktops.
You could even run edubuntu + kubuntu-desktop.
By the way: hello everybody, this is my first post. My name is Rodrigo
Garcia, I'm a developer and sysadmin for a software shop in Mexico. I'm
interested in humanity to others, so in ubuntu and edubuntu too. I hope
I can give back to the comunity.
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