I'm working in a small council. Here is some Ubuntu (with GNOME – no KDE) based workstations in our library. Using the computers is free now, before it was only /hour, what is not a high cost. I'm looking for a software, which can help me to manage the computers. How I mean:
- Notice the user after X minutes, to give her/his place for another user (if there are someone) = A text notice after X minutes (it would be better, if it gives a small signal too with the hardware speaker).
- Auto (& remote) shutdown of the workstations, (also disable them). [Auto power on is not required, because the users can push that power button, if they want to use the machines :D]
- Statistics and other infos about workstations, also their health status (I know
munin, but included feature would be better). Eg: temps, SMART datas, login time, remaining time…
- (Updating all systems at once…)
Maybe, cafe softwares won't meet my requirements, I don't know how can I call that software for that situation. I can also appreciate multi software solution.
I read this page, but these softwares are focused on paying.