Penguin put in the Deep Freeze

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Penguin put in the Deep Freeze

Faronics ports system integrity software to Linux.

Software developer Faronics has unveiled a Linux version of its Deep Freeze system integrity software.

Unveiled at BrainShare conference in the US, Deep Freeze is touted as being able to protect and preserve original computer configurations, eliminating routine IT maintenance while allowing unrestricted workstation access.

Regardless of the changes made to a workstation, a user simply restarts to reset the computer to its original state. Faronics claimed that the result is a protected system, free of viruses and unwanted programs.

Deep Freeze's 'reboot-to-restore' process does not increase boot-up times and does not affect system resources, according to the company.

"Linux is fast gaining momentum as a viable alternative to Microsoft Windows, especially in education and multi-user environments," said Brent Smithurst, vice president of technical operations at Faronics.

Deep Freeze Linux allows administrators to leverage the strengths of Linux with the ease of use that they have grown to love in Deep Freeze."

Deep Freeze Linux is expected to be available in mid-2007, offering a similar feature set as Deep Freeze Standard.
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