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By Galiano Molina, Galiano Molina and Director Cristina Barrado

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Personal Computers are a fundamental tool in many disciplines of study and work. In many cases they are offered to users inside an open room to be used freely for their needs. A college computer laboratory is just one limit example of this situation. Students of different courses, with different needs, are sharing the same infrastructure. Technical managers know well the needs of maintenance of shared computer labs. Many people entering and using the computers represents a lot of small hardware reparations, resulting in a heterogeneous environment due to reparations and component substitutions. Then the real complexity arises: software management. In addition to the initial requirements of software to install on computers, the heterogeneous hardware makes exponential the number of combinations to maintain. The requirements are just a remote server connected to a network to the PC laboratory. This project, OS deployment system, is a modified way to use Linux thin client to restore images, using kexec to boot an OS without reboot. Th

Year: 2007
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