[K12OSN] K12LTSP...My Opinion

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Sun Dec 4 06:34:02 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-12-04 at 00:14, Paul VanGundy wrote:

> I'm not so much comparing distros, I am really asking if anyone uses
> K12LTSP in high schools and if so why instead of LTSP? Ease of
> installation possibly? Maybe I'm not explaining what I am trying to ask
> very well.

Yes, having the package integrated into the distribution so it
just comes up working and updates automatically along with
everything else with a 'yum update' is a huge win over having
to add, configure and maintain packages from other sources.

> PS - And the difference is one is rpm based (Fedora) and the other is
> deb based (Ubuntu). One has smaller repositories (Fedora/yum) than the
> other (Ubuntu/apt-get) :) hehe

I think you can find almost anything you'd want in third party
yum-compatible repositories.   I've never been able to figure
out the versioning concept in debian based distros to know
what is safe to mix.   Backuppc and RT are the two things
I've seen built for debian that I'd like to see in RPM form
but at the time I saw them, they weren't really up to date.

  Les Mikesell
    les at futuresource.com

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