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Re: [K12OSN] k12 ltsp thick clients



On Sat, 4 Oct 2003 "Tim Thorpe" <tim cleanyourdirt com> wrote:

> As part of graduation at my high school we as seniors are required to do a
> senior project. A group of us have decided to attempt a thick client Linux
> solution for our school using a tech lab as a test bed. I (the lead
> researcher in the project) ran across K12LTSP which seems like a ballpark
> solution to our challenge. Most of our boxes are strut boxes with all sorts
> of random NICs and parts in them we are approaching this with the mindset
> that we have a zero budget and must use what we have.  I guess what it comes
> down to is that were looking for a bit of guidance and perhaps a rough
> roadmap on where we might need to look for information pertaining to what we
> want to do.
>
> Our idea is to get a thin client working the way we want and move up to a
> thick client. Our idea of thick clients is part of Linux is installed on the
> HD's of the nodes enough to get it to a boot point where it can pull its
> brain from the server, and download and run the applications from the server
> locally. Where upgrading consists of updating the files on the server. Very
> much like a thin client solution however utilizing the hard drives already
> in the machines, also the idea of a floppy at each work station is begging
> to get ripped off at our school, and not all nics are bootable.
>
> Any guidance would be appreciated.
>
Be sure to have a look at the article "How to create a Linux-based network
of computers for peanuts" at
http://www.linuxworld.com/site-stories/2001/0823.xterminal.html .  It
gives a pretty thorough description of setting up a network much like what
you're talking about.

James




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