[Web4lib] Re: Web4lib Digest, Vol 20, Issue 17
jfpapier at lmxac.org
Thu Nov 16 12:30:39 EST 2006
Yep, Deep Freeze plus locking down BIOS plus installing PWB (Public Web
Browser), available for $125.00 / year through teamsoftwaresolutions.com.
PWB is highly customizable. You can prevent URL histories from appearing,
block certain URLs (to Yahoo! chat, for instance; don't want to get into
flame wars re this, but you can do it), launch apps from toolbar, and so
much more that I can't do it justice here.
We love PWB, and without Deep Freeze my gray whiskers'd be even grayer.
Add to all of the above anti-virus and Windows XP software that
automatically updates (Deep Freeze can be programmed to turn itself off for
a certain number of hours so that updates can occur), and you have a smooth
way of handling the dozens of public PCs we make available here.
Are we problem-free? No, but overall it's an ulcer-free environment for us
techies / reference librarians.
Senior Network Librarian
South Brunswick Public Library
Monmouth Junction, NJ
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