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

Doug Simpson simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
Thu May 13 15:17:37 UTC 2004

I actually install LTSP on an SuSE server (it was SuSE 7.0) and I had 
never had anything to do with LTSP, it just sounded cool at the time, and 
I'll have to say, it went in without a hitch, and once I figured out what 
files to edit, I had terminals (486's and you had to do most of it 
manually, then) working in a very short time.

The difference I see between LTSP (the basis for K12LTSP) is that the 
generic LTSP don't have all the educational applications and it don't come 
with a lot of the neat stuff that K12LTSP does.

Fire away!


On Thu, 13 May 2004, Les Bell wrote:

> "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
> admin?
> <<
> 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
> future.
> I'd see a K12LTSP deployment as your "best of both worlds" solution.
> Best,
> --- Les Bell, RHCE, CISSP
> [http://www.lesbell.com.au]
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Doug Simpson
Technology Specialist
DeQueen Public Schools
DeQueen, AR 71832
simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
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