Locking down Ubuntu for a newbie
I've been asked to dual boot a single machine with Windows and Linux, and I thought before I do this I would install Ubuntu on a virtual machine and actually learn how to use it before anything else.
I would like to be able to stop student users from playing the games and using admin programs, however still want to keep them for teachers and admins.
On the Windows machines we usually create a default profile removing any icons and shortcuts in the start menu or desktop.
Is there a way of doing something similar to this with Linux, or some program which can allow the control of applications?
Also, and tricks and tips for using Ubuntu would be muchly appreciated.