February 9, 2005
Linux in a Windows Workstation Environment, Part I
This series of articles covers the development of a Linux-based server that supports a number of workstations running MS Windows in the computer laboratory of a 55+ RV Resort in Mesa, Arizona. The age-old stereotype of senior citizens playing shuffleboard by day and bingo by night is outdated, if ever true. Such activities have their role; however, our residents are equally as likely to be in the computer room, sending and receiving e-mail or browsing the Web to research their latest financial, medical or recreational question. Our facility protects the local machines from inexperienced and/or inept users, but it also offers sophisticated services for the user that needs them.