The Computer Science Department of SDSU now has a computer lab with 20 systems that are dual-boot, both Windows XPpro and Linux Suse. This includes an instructor computer with a projector. The two operating systems are configured on 2 separate hard drives in the individual systems. The College of Sciences Computing and Electronics Center (SCEC) administrers these systems and the department is grateful for their efforts. Their initial designed followed that used for the Math Department systems in GMCS 422 and 428, which has been successfully in operation for several years. The CS Dept employs work-study students as Lab Monitors to ensure the safety of the equipment. The lab is open Mon-Thur 11am-10am, Fri 10am-4pm and Sat 10am-4pm.
Linux: Linux side more memory would be good (thanks Andy L.) Cfengine is an automated suite of programs for configuring and maintaining Unix-like computers. It has been used on computing arrays of between 1 and 20,000 computers since 1993 by a wide range of organizations. Cfengine is supported by active research and was the first autonomic, hands-free management system for Unix-like operating systems. Cfengine is an autonomic maintenance system not merely a change management roll-out tool. Cfengine has a history of security and adaptability.