Is there code in Linux that is equal to %username% that is on windows?
I am working at my school this summer as a technology assistant. The Director of Technology is not much of a Linux person and neither am I. I have just started getting in to Linux and I like it so far and pretty much the same goes for the Director of Technology. The servers here my school are all Windows Server 2003. We have some older laptops that currently have XP on them but they are pretty much junk. The assistant principal wants kids to be able to use them when they are being disciplined or I guess any time they need to. The problem is they are old and only have 256MB of RAM, so we are thinking about putting Linux on them, probably Open SUSE 11. My thought is that these laptops are good enough to have Linux put on them with a nice size SWAP partition on the HD. If anybody has any other useful thoughts or whatever I would appreciate it.
EDIT: I am also looking at this article right now http://blog.unixlore.net/2006/05/acc...-gnulinux.html
to try to get our laptops do stuff with our domain, such as access home drives. This article mentions the $HOME thing but that is not the way we have our FP server set up. We are not planning on joining these laptops to the domain once we get an OS on them if it is Linux. Our domain is an Active Directory domain.