Ever since we set up the first kiosk in the Union I’ve wanted to expand that infrastructure to do more things. The LTSP core provides such a strong base to build a lot of different, low maintenance things on.
We finally did something about this recently with the launch of ActiviTV in the Student Union. Hooking [...]
One of the big challenges in running our kiosks has been how to deal with file types we don’t display (Word, Excel, etc.). Since we don’t want people standing around writing term papers on these highly used machines (there are computer labs on campus for this), we don’t handle the MS Office docs. There [...]
At UNC-Chapel Hill we were looking for a reliable, stable and centrally manageable solution for Internet kiosks in the Student Union. Historically we had used MS Windows PCs with policies to lock down access. However, given the number of viruses and worms running around on a campus network I really wanted to avoid having to [...]