Assisted with the implementation of the Gates Foundation’s Public Access Computer Hardware Upgrade Grant for the California State Library. Duties included assisting libraries eligible to receive funds to fill out paperwork, assisting State Library personnel in completing grant applications forms and planning the distribution of grant funds.
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Nice work, Gates Foundation! They finally made their handy "pac installer" available to everyone. The PAC Installer used to be buried on their pacomputing website but they've hauled it out of the back closet and are featuring it on its own prominent web page!
Here's where it's at: http://pacomputing.webjunction.org/do/DisplayContent?id=7593 . [Updated link 12/6/04]
The PAC Installer is what the Gates Foundation uses to lock down their computers. Here's what they say about it:
The Public Access Computer Configuration Tool is a software security system designed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for public access computers. You can install it to help keep a computer stable by restricting access to the computer and creating customizable profile environments designed to meet the needs of public computer users without compromising your ability to keep the computer up and running.
For anyone still supporting their Gates computers without the benefit of Gates Foundation tech support, you might be interested to know that there are some very useful files available to you either here (for you to download) or on your Gates computer. Here's a description of a few: