I followed the instructions and installed the mobicip for Linux beta and that went well. I installed it on a system running Ubuntu Desktop 9.04 which is not a netbook but a desktop system. There are five separate family accounts (two adult and three child accounts) that can be used on the Linux system. I logged into my mobicip account and added two additional users (for the two adults) and I already had an existing user in mobicip for one child. I configured the adults to be able to access the youtube.com website and left the child user to have youtube filtered.
In each Linux account I started the Mobicip Online Safety GUI and logged in to set the corresponding user to the respective account. The first problem I encountered was that multiple radio buttons can get selected and it is difficult to tell which is the one being used. Here is a screen shot of what I mean:
Additionally, when filtering is enabled, I have problems with accessing Picasa web albums. I don't get a mobicip page saying I am denied but just a blank page until I bring up the Mobicip Online Safety GUI and disable filtering.
Second, I discovered that after disabling filtering from one Linux account it affects all the rest (filtering is disabled for them as well). So, I believe this is not working as I expected. It seems that the current beta works at a device level for the Linux system as opposed to at the individialLinux account level. So, when I when I went through each Linux account setting up the mobicip user it was not associating that user with just that Linux account but globally which isn't all that useful.
Can someone explain how this should work with a desktop or laptop Linux system that has multiple accounts on it?