Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Thin-client Linux in Australian Correctional Facility

ZDNet Australia is reporting the use of a Knoppix thin-client setup for 120 computers in a state correctional facility. It has surprised me that this hasn't happened sooner, or maybe it has and I just haven't been aware of it. Thin-client Linux is a great solution for situations for providing basic productivity computers that are significantly resistant to hacking or tampering. Now, without opening a can of worms by comparing prisons to schools, we can just say that schools also have accountability and security concerns that are also well-addressed by Linux running in thin-client mode. :)