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Re: [K12OSN] Feasibility, conventional networking VS diskless networking



Your server seems a little light.
and your terminals seem a little heavy for a terminal.

William J
> 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
> =======================
> 
> 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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