I am currently planning to replace Windows XP on 58 Intel machines that we have. I have been researching to do this, and before I set it in motion I would like to get some feedback on my plan.
- I want to use the guest feature so nothing can be changed or saved on the computer and that it always will reset back.
- We are a Google Apps for Education school, so I need to make sure that Chrome is the default browser and remove any office applications. So that the students don't confused about what to use.
- I need to clone the settings and deploy them to each machine and make sure the Ubuntu installation updates itself in the background, so that the machines are always up to date.
My plan is to:
- Enable guest session and if possible, rename it to student login or similar.
- Install Ubuntu on one machine, do the settings, install Chrome, remove Firefox and LibreOffice.
- Use Clonezilla to mass deploy the system to the rest of the machines. Enable
sudo apt-get install unattended-upgradesso that the systems are always running the latest version.
How does that sound? All student data is stored in the cloud, so I don't need any local space and all the apps are also provided with Chrome.