[unclug] there's penguins in the Union

John W. Sopko Jr. sopko at cs.unc.edu
Fri Feb 13 13:27:57 EST 2004

Nice! I went over to the Union and checked it out, the systems are very
responsive. I hope you do not mind I did a ctrl-alt-backspace to reset X 
and convince myself they were running Xfree86. They reset fast with no 

How many have you deployed?

Brian Payst wrote:

> They seem to have survived the first couple of days of student onslaught 
> so I thought I'd spread the word. The new Internet kiosks in the 
> renovated Union may look like typical Dell Windows machines, but they 
> are actually Linux Terminal Server Project (www.ltsp.org) clients 
> booting from the network and loading a scaled-down icewm window manager 
> and a locked-down Mozilla Firebird. The Windows infected hard drives are 
> disabled in the BIOS and will probably eventually be removed.
> Just thought the Linux inclined on campus would like to know. If anyone 
> wants more information on any parts of that set-up, feel free to ask and 
> I'll do my best to sound coherent.
> Brian

John W. Sopko Jr.               University of North Carolina
email: sopko AT cs.unc.edu      Computer Science Dept., CB 3175
Phone: 919-962-1844             Sitterson Hall; Room 044
Fax:   919-962-1799             Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3175

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