[K12OSN] Newbie -> (Fedora Core 2+LTSP) OR (K12LTSP plus CORE 2updates)

Huck dhuckaby at paasda.org
Wed May 19 18:25:18 UTC 2004

I'd install K12LTSP (faster/easier/already packaged/if ya got kids
they'll love the games =)*I love the games!* 

This being said, I'm still working on doing a k12ltsp like server on the
debian platform...
time and hardware issues have kept that from taking off too quickly
though =)

but yum & apt are your friends... =)
I install k12ltsp and immediately apt the bejeezus outta it!
usually a full days worth of installs/updates...but I'm on a meager DSL
line also..*shrugs*


(what you should do it pimp out the poweredge with k12ltsp, then take
your lightly used LAMP and fiddle with your own install of LTSP
on whatever distro cracks your whip...)

-----Original Message-----
From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com] On
Behalf Of Carl Keil
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:19 AM
To: k12osn at redhat.com
Subject: [K12OSN] Newbie -> (Fedora Core 2+LTSP) OR (K12LTSP plus CORE


I'm about to install my first ever thin client setup.  This is just for
house.  I want a cheap way to distribute some workstations throughout
place, for the kids, media, etc., and leverage the fact that I already
and maintain a very lightly used LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) 
development server in the basement anyway.

So, I have a new server coming in the mail and I'm trying to figure out 
what to install on it.  (As an aside, have you folks seen the specs on
Dell Poweredge 400sc, I got one with a P4 2.26 on eBay for $355 shipped,

seems like a lot of bang for the buck)  I need a PHP/MySQL/Apache web 
server on the public IP and I want thin clients on the internal Eth.
like to start off up to date vis-a-vis what's in the Fedora Core 2 
package.  I'd like to have all the apps available too, I don't need to 
limit what's on the server like you might in a school.

So, should I install K12LTSP 4.0.1 and then update the hell out of it?
should I install Fedora Core 2 and then add LTSP?  What's going to be 
easiest/quickest installwise?  what's the most stable?  What will give
the most usable features in terms of both of the kinds of servers that
expecting this thing to be?

My inclination is to install the K12LTSP first, because it seems like 
there's a lot of value added work done as far as the LTSP 
installation/configuration.  But it's more of a guess than an informed 

Maybe there's no clear answer here, but I'd enjoy a debate of the topic.

Thank you in advance for any opinions or experiences you'd care to



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