View Full Version : [all variants] Device Tracking and Recovery in Case of Theft

February 9th, 2010, 10:20 PM
Are there any FLOSS solutions to tracking a laptop or portable device for recovery in case it is stolen?

Ideally it'd be something very lightweight to avoid slowing down the computer.

Does Ubuntu have a Guest account like Microsoft Windows which one could configure for timed/auto sign-in? Then a less thoughtful thief may continue to use the system which could aid authorities in tracking down the device.

Georgia boy
February 9th, 2010, 10:29 PM
Hi. I don't know if this is what you're looking for or not. Thought you might want to read and see what you think.



Jive Turkey
February 11th, 2010, 12:41 AM
There is an app called "prey" for that purpose too. It has a repository you can add and is highly customizable.

February 11th, 2010, 01:15 AM
To be taken with a grain of salt - Laptop tracking software via wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laptop_theft#Laptop_tracking_software), a few ideas and a place to start your searches.

February 11th, 2010, 01:44 AM