Deep Freeze system consistency software, popular in Windows and Mac settings, is now available for Linux desktops.
“Deep Freeze Linux” is said to reset a Linux workstations boot process to a pristine state, enabling successive users to avoid misconfiguration by previous users of the computer.
The software is currently aimed at Novells SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop).
However, Dmitry Shesterin, marketing manager for Faronics, told DesktopLinux.com that the company is “looking at other distributions and will make future announcements.”
Shesterin said the decision to develop Deep Freeze for Linux was “customer-driven.”
In particular, educational users didnt want to deploy Linux workstations without Deep Freeze, said Shesterin, in environments already equipped with Deep Freeze-equipped Windows or Mac hardware.