I'm converting my lab at school from Windows 7 to Edubuntu.
There are 24 PCs and one teacher's computer wich will also run Edubuntu.
There will be about 200 students using the lab.
There is a Windows server, but this could be converted to Ubuntu. It's only used as a login and file server.
Currently the plan is, and I'm part way there -
- Setup one PC with Edubuntu
- Install Centrify Express to allow login to domain
- Shortcut on Desktop to map a student's drive on server in Nautilus
- Wine installed to allow running of Windows apps
- Windows apps installed - paint.net,sketchup, pivot animator, etc...
- Desktop and Launcher configured under an account, copied to /etc/skel
- Build cloned to other PCs, joined to domain using Centrify
I'm just looking for feedback, advice or opinions on this setup or alternatives.
Would it be better to ditch the Windows Server asnd run 100% Linux?
What's the best way to manage multiuser accounts for apps installed with Wine?
Any tips for mapping of network shares? Each user will have a home share and a class share. Maybe this would be a lot easier in a full Linux env?
Any feedback would be great, I've been working on this for a few days now and I'm making headway with it but it's a lot slower than I thought it would be and simple things (apps in Wine, even Minecraft install) have been taking longer than they should.
Thanks for your help.