Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Ubuntu 10, is it right for what I want to do?

  1. #1
    Who am I? HiJackZX1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Miami
    Posts
    6,603

    Ubuntu 10, is it right for what I want to do?

    I dont know if this is technically off topic, but I was wondering if Ubuntu is right for this application. I have a guest PC at my job that Hotel guests use to access internet and what not. Originally I had set up EWF with Windows XP. Some how its being corrupted and after a few days the PC doesnt work.

    My idea was to use something other then XP. Ubuntu looks like it will do the trick. Is there a way though that I can set it up to not write to the HDD. So basically if they screw something up, a simple restart makes it good again?

    Basically all I want to install is web browsers, a network printer, instant messengers, and adobe reader and MS office, or something that can open MS Office files. Is this possible? Also what do I do about driver?

    Thanx in advance!
    Nirwana Project, the Android/Win 7 hybrid system!

    1X Ainol Novo Flame Tab
    4X MK808b
    3x Perixx Touchpads
    3x 7 inch Screens
    1X 7 inch motorized Screen
    1x Win 7 PC

  2. #2
    And then I was mod. Tidder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    New Mexico, USA
    Posts
    4,191
    You can make ubuntu read only, but what about other XP options like deep freeze? I ran into the same dilemma at a hotel here... we tried ubuntu but idiot users couldn't figure out how to make anything work.

    The big blue 'e' wasn't there so they couldn't figure out how to get on the internet, even with changing the big firefox shortcut on the desktop to read "click here for internet".
    Tidder

    Try RevFE
    The best resurrected frontend I've ever used, period.

  3. #3
    And then I was mod. Tidder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    New Mexico, USA
    Posts
    4,191
    Tidder

    Try RevFE
    The best resurrected frontend I've ever used, period.

  4. #4
    Who am I? HiJackZX1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Miami
    Posts
    6,603
    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder View Post
    You can make ubuntu read only, but what about other XP options like deep freeze? I ran into the same dilemma at a hotel here... we tried ubuntu but idiot users couldn't figure out how to make anything work.

    The big blue 'e' wasn't there so they couldn't figure out how to get on the internet, even with changing the big firefox shortcut on the desktop to read "click here for internet".
    HAHAHAHAHAHA, thats too funny. Thats like me, when I see something new, I just automatically program myself that I cant figure it out. All it takes is a deep breath and relaxation. Thats how I figured out mac, which looks similar to Ubuntu.

    I have never heard of Deep Freeze.... I Binged it, and it says it prevents malacious downloads. What I want is the user not to be able to change anything. They cant change the desktop, they cant save anything onto the PC, they cant install. I just want them to be able to chat, web browse and use MS office.
    Nirwana Project, the Android/Win 7 hybrid system!

    1X Ainol Novo Flame Tab
    4X MK808b
    3x Perixx Touchpads
    3x 7 inch Screens
    1X 7 inch motorized Screen
    1x Win 7 PC

  5. #5
    Who am I? HiJackZX1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Miami
    Posts
    6,603
    OK, i did some more reading on. It looks like Deep Freeze will work... Thanx Tidder!
    Nirwana Project, the Android/Win 7 hybrid system!

    1X Ainol Novo Flame Tab
    4X MK808b
    3x Perixx Touchpads
    3x 7 inch Screens
    1X 7 inch motorized Screen
    1x Win 7 PC

  6. #6
    And then I was mod. Tidder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    New Mexico, USA
    Posts
    4,191
    You betcha. Let me know how it ends up working out... that software irritates the heck out of me from an admin standpoint, but it works great.

    EDIT: Moved to OT.
    Tidder

    Try RevFE
    The best resurrected frontend I've ever used, period.

  7. #7
    Who am I? HiJackZX1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Miami
    Posts
    6,603
    You know something. Would i bee able to use this on my Car PC system, for the rear system? I dont want them to be able to screw anything up on that either.
    Nirwana Project, the Android/Win 7 hybrid system!

    1X Ainol Novo Flame Tab
    4X MK808b
    3x Perixx Touchpads
    3x 7 inch Screens
    1X 7 inch motorized Screen
    1x Win 7 PC

  8. #8
    Maximum Bitrate nasa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    721
    BTW:

    If you can get over *not to bright users* -- a live cd is a real easy solution to this problem...

    Nasa

  9. #9
    And then I was mod. Tidder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    New Mexico, USA
    Posts
    4,191
    Well, yes and no. After a fresh reboot it'll be extremely slow until all the programs that are used have been cached or however the live does it. We tried this as well before I decided to just lock down an ubuntu install. Complaint after complaint... people love to complain. Short of building a custom LiveCD, flash would have to be reinstalled every reboot, adobe reader if they don't want to use the built-in reader. That could get annoying.
    Tidder

    Try RevFE
    The best resurrected frontend I've ever used, period.

  10. #10
    licensed to kill - FKA kev000
    Auto Apps:loading...
    tripzero's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    16.40618, 120.61106
    Posts
    2,560
    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder View Post
    Well, yes and no. After a fresh reboot it'll be extremely slow until all the programs that are used have been cached or however the live does it. We tried this as well before I decided to just lock down an ubuntu install. Complaint after complaint... people love to complain. Short of building a custom LiveCD, flash would have to be reinstalled every reboot, adobe reader if they don't want to use the built-in reader. That could get annoying.
    making a ubuntu remix isn't too tough. Some project has a web interface for doing it.
    Former author of LinuxICE, nghost, nobdy.
    Current author of Automotive Message Broker (AMB).
    Works on Tizen IVI. Does not represent anyone or anything but himself.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Lilliput touch with Ubuntu?
    By sansbury in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-13-2011, 10:20 AM
  2. How could I build a 10 minute time delay relay?
    By nobb in forum Power Supplies
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-13-2007, 10:16 PM
  3. XM Direct protocol, Need help with commands !!!
    By Cinfraco in forum Car Audio
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-28-2007, 05:10 AM
  4. Indexing music in 1.0.9.8 Failed
    By hovalistic in forum StreetDeck
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-07-2007, 11:19 AM
  5. FS: 10 X AU Optronics 7" TFT LCD's
    By 24Seven in forum Classified Archive
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-27-2006, 01:11 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •