"He wants to implement a rewards system where students gain
computer privileges (getting to use Firefox, etc.) based on being
responsible with current privileges. One of the things that's great
about Linux OSes is that you can install software system-wide and
is supposed to be multi-user friendly. However, in this case, that
freedom is a problem. I'd love to hear some suggestions on how to
accomplish an application whitelist system in Ubuntu.
"OK, but back to the title, why we need Edubuntu to succeed. The
reason I say that is that Ubuntu and Linux/FLOSS in general needs
advocates on behalf of students, educators, and the next wave of
technolgy users. People generally tend to stick with the OS they
first learn so one of the best ways to make Linux maintstream is to
get it into schools."