Gofris is an open source program that allows Ubuntu users to lock their Home folder. You can compare it to the Deep Freeze software on Windows. What is special in Gofris is that once enabled, any changes performed in your Home folder will be discarded after system rebooting. So, it is recommended for public computers (Internet café, for example).

In this tutorial, we will see how to install Gofris on Ubuntu 11.04. Despite the developer of Gofris hasn't released a version for Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal), we will use the version made for Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat).

Get Started

1. Launch the Terminal and run this command:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

At the end of the file, add these two lines:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tldm217/gofris/ubuntu maverick main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tldm217/gofris/ubuntu maverick main

Save the file and close it.

2. To install Gofris, run now these two commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ofris-en

3. You can then start it using the dash:

4. Its icon will appear in the notification area, click it and select the user you want to lock:

That's it!

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