[K12OSN] SuSE over K12LTSP? So Sez District IT...

Les Bell lesbell at lesbell.com.au
Wed May 12 23:20:42 UTC 2004

"bullet at sc.rr.com"  wrote:

I gather that I would have to
get away from the turnkey simplicity of the integrated Fedora/K12LTSP model
and have to go in and set up SuSE, then LTSP, and then get all those apps
to push out to the clients properly one app at a time. How horrible would
this be, given my measureable but modest experience/talent as a LINUX

You've already articulated the major argument in favour of going with
K12LTSP: it works, out of the box. The district-level SuSE supported should
be willing to buy this, since it dramatically increases the probability of
a successful initial Linux deployment, and starts building in-house support
skills, etc. while leaving the door open for an even smoother introduction
of SuSE in other areas in the future. In other words, using SuSE at the
outset  increases project risk, but there's no reason not to use it in the

I'd see a K12LTSP deployment as your "best of both worlds" solution.


--- Les Bell, RHCE, CISSP

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