I just had a thought and figured I'd ask the experts here.
My daughters school is considering getting a CD Jukebox so that they can have
there set of 'Education-pack' CD's from Dell in the Jukebox and have the
computers networked together to provide access from any machine.
My question is, would it be possible to set-up a 'Virtual' CD Jukebox on a
Linux machine by partitioning a large harddrive with CD-sized partitions and
copying the CD's to the partitions?
Could Linux provide these CD images to Windows98 machines in a way that the
machines can run the software remotely?
Can Windows even provide CD images over a network in this fashion?
Most of these CD's are the type that you just pop into the CD drive and the
software starts automatically. There is no option to even install it to the
hard drive. I didn't know Windows could run software remotely over a network.
Every time I've mentioned the idea to the Windows Admin-types at work they
look at me like I've got two heads and say 'No one can run software like
I've been trying to set-up a Linux-based network for the school using their
existing hardware and second-hand hardware for Remote X-Terminals but their
experts only understand Windows so they are reluctant. Anyone have any Ideas
if this can work?
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