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Re: [school-discuss] Portable applications & VPN services

I guess since it would start out as a live cd, it could stay a cd. Then you could have a tool where students would get an iso image or CD that would log on from any PC with just a reboot. Save the cost of a USB stick.

Chris Gregan
Open Source Migration Specialist/Founder
Aptenix LLC-Desktop Solutions
New Market, MD

"Open source, open minds."

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lee wrote:
WRT to my previous post on SimDesk, I'm wondering about alternatives for small schools ... like using Portable Applications on a cross-platform USB stick that was set up to access one of those commercial VPN services. I'm thinking of how a school's students could carry a Portable Applications USB stick to a library and log into the school's VPN site. They'd essentially be able to access their personal /home directory (akin to Karoshi's Moodle implementation, but on a desktop-on-VPN base, not web-based like Moodle).

IF a small school were to try to function w/ a minimum of infrastructure, could it be done this way? And how hard would it be for a larger school to implement its own VPN capacity? Are there security & privacy concerns?

Portable apps:

Commercial VPN services:


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