[K12OSN] access to samba shares from winxp
debbie at redeemer.qld.edu.au
Wed Dec 8 01:04:08 UTC 2004
> debbie at redeemer.qld.edu.au wrote:
>> WinXP Pro or Home? Apparently XP Home has issues with networking. We
have a few XP Home workstations that are going to be downgraded to
Windows98 over the holidays because I can't get them to play with Samba.
And I don't think we can afford the upgrade to XP Pro.
> Hi Debbie,
> Instead of "downgrading" them to Win .. anything ... why not upgrade
to K12LTSP thin client system and use them as thin-client to access a
W2K server via rdesktop or vnc ?
> Win 9x may not be any better "playing" in a network, whereas linux
thin-client will happily preform.
> If you need more info or layout details, just write back, we have a
great bunch of people who'll be delighted to help... :-)
We don't have a W2K server - our very first, one and only, is a K12ltsp
sever! Unfortunately it is k12 4.0.1 because of the scsi raid issue (see
'[K12OSN] Woe is me: Onboard SCSI/RAID Controller' message back in
October). But I have got it running and plan to have a one year trial of
14 dual-booting PCs.
In windows 98 mode (pressing 'Esc' while booting to escape the network
boot) students have firefox & openoffice and access to 'shared files on
Frederick' via samba (I've named our k12 server Fred) - just the basics
cos we don't want to encourage them do we?!
And then in k12ltsp client mode with icewm they'll get all the yummy
goodies plus their own desktop & files.
We have to run windows & k12 side by side because of legacy apps that
need windows to run; the kind of app that needs to run off the CDrom and
the kind that has no linux alternative. I'm hoping that kids will like
k12 and use it most of the time, switching only to windows when they
need to run a CDrom educational game.
And finally - you are very right when you describe these people as great
and delighted to help. A whole bunch of people that I have never met
(except for 1) who have helped me enormously over the past few months.
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