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[K12OSN] Feasibility, conventional networking VS diskless networking



Hi all folks,

I am preparing a feasibility report of a Terminal Server project (diskless networking) in comparison with conventional networking project served with M$ workstations and M$ server, highlighting the advantage of the former with figures in support. The same shall form the base trying to convince the owner of a private school to turn away from M$. Hoping that some folks on the list can inject some input and comment.

Thanks in advance.

Stephen Liu

Rmark: value to be filled in later
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COMPARISON
CONVENTIONAL NETWORKING VS DISKLESS NETWORKING
Case Study: Investment for 10 new workstations, conventional computer VS diskless workstations
Date:



CONVENTIONAL NETWORKING


1) Server
Spec                                                            Price
Pentium         IV 2 Ghz
Motherboard             with built-in Video card and NIC
Memory (RAM)    DDR266,  1GB
HDD                     40 GB
CD Writer               40X  12X  40X
FDD                      3.5'
Monitor                 15'
Keyboard
PS/2  Mouse
Case

Licence fee             Windows 2000, Advanced Server
                        MS Office 2000
                        Adobe PhotoShop 7
                        Norton System Work 2002
                        Roxio CD Easy Creator5
                                                Total


2) Conventional workstation Spec Price Pentium IV 1 Ghz Motherboard with built-in Video card and NIC Memory (RAM) DDR266, 128 MB HDD 30 GB CDRom 52X FDD 3.5' Monitor 15' Keyboard PS/2 Mouse Case

Licence fee             Windows 2000
                        MS Office 2000
                        Adobe PhotoShop 7
                        Norton System Work 2002
                                                Total

3) Installation cost
a) Server               1 unit
b) Workstations 10 units

4) Maintenance cost
a) Server               one Engineer/month
b) Workstations one Technician/month

5) Running cost
Electricity             per month


DISKLESS NETWORKING


1) Server
Spec                                                            Price
Pentium         IV 2 Ghz
Motherboard             with built-in Video card and NIC
Memory (RAM)    DDR266,  1GB
HDD                     40 GB
CD Writer               40X  12X  40X
FDD                      3.5'
Monitor                 15'
Keyboard
PS/2  Mouse
Case

Licence fee             Linux                                   Nil
                        OpenOffice                              Nil
                        Gimp                                    Nil
                        Iptables                                Nil
                        KOnCD                           Nil
                                                Total

2) Diskless workstation
Spec                                                            Price
Pentium         P II Cel 600 Hz
Motherboard             with built-in Video card
Memory  (RAM)   SD133,  64 MB
HDD                     not required                            Nil
FDD                      3.5'
Ethernet card (NIC)     with boot ROM
Monitor                 15'
Keyboard
PS/2  Mouse
Case

Software installation not required
                                                Total

3) Installation cost
a) Server               1 unit
b) Workstations 10 units

4) Maintenance cost
a) Server               one Engineer/month
b) Workstations to be covered by the Engineer

5) Running cost
Electricity per month
(heat generated will reduce resulting in less air conditioning consumpted)







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