On 8/14/07, Antonio Olivares <[email protected]> wrote: > > ----- Original Message ---- > > From: Les Mikesell <[email protected]> > > To: For users of Fedora <[email protected]> > > Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 11:26:01 PM > > Subject: Re: how to set up VM, or is there a freeware equivalent to Deep Freeze Software > > > > Frank Cox wrote: > > > On Tue, 14 Aug 2007 20:45:27 -0700 (PDT) > > > Antonio Olivares <[email protected]> wrote: > > > > > >> One problem here is that the curriculum is based on M$ Word/Excel/PowerPoint, etc. I also > know that M$ Word/Excel/PowerPoint can run under Linux via Wine, but would like a better > > > solution. > > > > > > Two words will solve most of your problems: LTSP and OpenOffice. > > > > And the really easy way to install those is with the k12ltsp > > distribution which is either fedora or centos (depending on the version) > > plus ltsp to network-boot thin clients and some other things. > > > > -- > > Les Mikesell > > [email protected] > > Thanks Frank and Les, > > I have heard about K12OS.org, but I believe that the administration will not allow the LTSP because the machines are fairly new and have Windows licenses. I know about OpenOffice and use it for my own personal use, but my friend cannot use it at school because he might get written up since the curriculum calls for MS Office. > > I ask about VM (Virtual Machines) because it could be a solution, yet I do not know how they really work. Any other suggestions/advice. > > Regards, > > Antonio > If your friend needs to only restore a machine after each semester or quarter use Norton Ghost or equivalent.