Is there a free alternative to Faronics DeepFreeze for Mac?

I have three i macs that are going to be used in a public area that I dont want to limit access or permissions but I would like the PC to abort all changes made to the PC at reboot.
(Revert to clean install).
I am unsure how much Faronics DeepFreeze for Mac costs exactly but wanted to find out from any of you if you know of anything similar which is either free or cheaper & works.
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
As far as I could find, there isn't a real (free) alternative for DeepFreeze for Mac...

There's mention of some competitors on this page but I don't think they offer Mac software.

Hope someone comes with better news.
Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
There is a great tool called DeployStudio ( which will do all that .. and it is FREE (donations accepted).

You can create a master boot image and have a network of macs load the image on boot.

You don't need OSX Server for this as it is purely a deployment solution.  

Alternatively you can use an OSX Server and use the suite of tools for NetInstall and NetBoot.
The advantage of this is you can also then use the OSX Server tools to manage user accounts, profiles, access etc .  

You can also use the OSX Apple Remote Desktop tool to manage and support a network of Macs -

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Brent_1978Author Commented:
From what I read on the site your provided it is a server install and then the image is deployed to the MAC from the server, do you know how long it takes to deploy the image from the server to the MAC?
Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
If you're talking about DeployStudio .. then it will depend on a few factors

1. Speed of network (100T or gigabit or WiFi)
2. Size of Image File for iMac

Deploy Studio does not need OSX Server but it does need a mac to host the server version of the Deploy Studio application and the iMac Master Image.

You could setup a small MacMini on the network to fulfil this function.

If you remove all unnecessary applications and files from the iMac before you create the master boot image then it will improve the time taken to load and then boot the iMac.
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