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By vjsobol ·
I recently installed Redhat Linux 7.2.4 on to a older Compaq with a 2 gig hard drive, 64mb ram, and a 166mhz processor. I also installed StarOffice. This computer is being used in a public school grades 6-8. I need to secure apps and files and setting so that I am not having to visit this site daily to fix the computer.

Our school district uses desktop protection apps such a At Ease and Foolproof on our Macs. Is there anything in linux that will allow me to secure apps, files, volumes/drives, so that the kids cannot trash or move them?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Vince Sobol

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by mdwphoenix In reply to Desktop protection!

It sounds like you may be letting your users log in using the root account, which would mess up all sorts of files. I recommend creating a guest account, with limited rights, hope that helps.

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by vjsobol In reply to Desktop protection!

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by f-2158441 In reply to Desktop protection!

Guest accounts, file permissions, chroot.
Get Harley Hahns "A Student Guide to Unix".
You may think it is lame, but I still haven't
learned it all. A great reference.

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by f-2158441 In reply to Desktop protection!

Unix and Linux are pretty much the same in terms
of the command line. The stuff in that book still
applies to a great deal of the OS. Yeah it does
the "Hello World" thing and all that, but if you
just jump into the world of GUI's you miss the
"why's" and "hows" of the thing.
Yes, I am a newbie. Yes, I returned to school.
That was my first textbook. I had a great instructor who is still enthusiastic for the
world of linus torvald.
www.hcc.cc.fl.us Look for W. Pollock.

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