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Old 12-19-2015, 07:44 PM   #1
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keep business and personal separate on two different servers?


Just got married, bought a house together, both work from home in separate home offices. Thought a home server would be good, just built the box and installed Linux Debian 8. Just started reading "Using Samba 3rd Ed." published by O'Reilly, which may answer my questions. Thought I'd post here as live people may have good suggestions.

My part in server is fine, will use Linux server as a file server, it's already done a backup of my laptop.

Question is about wife on server. Currently she uses two laptops, one business and one personal, to keep both completely separate. Both laptops are aging and in need of upgrade. I suggested she use one desktop; would have larger screen that is height adjustable and other conveniences. Work is willing to buy desktop for her with the following caveat: MUST keep work and personal completely separate and OFF the desktop, as work could technically demand possession of said desktop at any time if they purchase it.

For work, it's already set up and configured; all work apps (Outlook, Word, Excel) and data and files for said apps are all on a remote server ONLY, accessed with passwords over the internet. Done.

For personal, I am the IT guy. We have home server. How do I do same thing for personal as what is on work server? Some apps will do a server install (QuickBooks will, but what about MS Office?) but if they don't can I keep off desktop? Filesharing will work, I am convinced above book will teach me how to set up her own network drive, mapped as if local. She mostly does web mail, and I believe I can just configure settings to identify temp folder for downloads (files emailed to her) to go to server only.

In other words, we want a desktop that essentially functions as a workstation only, for work and for personal, with absolutely NO files stored locally at all, but everything on either a)work server or b) personal home server, for both apps and data.

For work, they did it. Can I do same at home? How? What resources are available to me to learn this? Above book will teach me file sharing at least. Are there other resources to also show me what I need to know to accomplish what is needed? Is there a previous thread here that has suggestions?

Newbie, first post, thanks
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Old 12-19-2015, 09:05 PM   #2
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It sounds like what you are looking to do is set up a thin client environment.

A member of my LUG admins network with about 150 users which is completely thin client--all the applications and data are stored on the central server(s) and accessed from client machines.

A web search for "linux thin client" will turn up lots of links for various distros.
 
Old 12-19-2015, 09:46 PM   #3
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