[K12OSN] Linux for High School students?
peter at scheie.homedns.org
Tue Mar 11 13:02:31 UTC 2008
Terrell Prudé Jr. wrote:
> 9.) Hard disks will, sooner or later, *always* fill up. Again, any
> system. However, another big issue, disk fragmentation, tends to be
> handled a lot better with GNU/Linux than with Microsoft's NTFS. Not
> that the NTFS is "bad", necessarily; it was a most welcome improvement
> over FAT. But ext3 simply does it better.
Two points here, in response to Chuck's question, is that with Linux/LTSP, you
can 1) easily set disk quotas for users, to prevent them from consuming all the
disk space (intentionally or not); 2) the users' directories can all be easily
placed on a separate partition, so that if a user does suddenly manage to gobble
up a bunch of space, it does not stop the system from running; it's also easier
to upgrade the system without disrupting the users' files.
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