[K12OSN] Making K12LTSP (VMware)

Larry McPherson lmcpherson at mail.sumner.k12.me.us
Tue Feb 8 17:12:33 UTC 2005


	I have a test box with K12LTSP core 2 loaded and I also purchased a
single copy of VMware for linux and installed it on the server.  I've loaded
Windows 98 and then Type To Learn 3 and it works with the exception of audio
and my video display does not take up the whole screen.  It is a little
slower as well.  My terminal box is a P233 with 32M memory.  Kids Pix did
not work after I installed it onto the virtual machine.  I don't think I
would deploy my setup in the class room - still need to do a lot of testing.

	VMware confirms that it is compatible up to RH9 - so technically I
didn't load it on a supported OS.


-----Original Message-----
From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf
Of Rob Owens
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2005 2:54 PM
To: k12osn at redhat.com
Subject: RE: [K12OSN] Making K12LTSP 

The only sure-fire way I know of is to run Windows Terminal Server and
access it from linux using the rdesktop command.  Of course Microsoft
expects you to pay a license fee based on how many users you claim will be
connecting to the terminal server...

You can try wine, or you can try a free trial of Crossover Office at


 --- On Mon 02/07, richard ingalls < aslansreturn at yahoo.com > wrote:
From: richard ingalls [mailto: aslansreturn at yahoo.com]
To: k12osn at redhat.com
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 11:38:22 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [K12OSN] Making K12LTSP "school friendly"

I LOVE K12LTSP!  I have used it to successfully add 4<br>"new" classroom
computer labs to my small, rural<br>school district, using old and donated
hardware (but<br>new servers).  I LOVE that my students can
login<br>anywhere and have all their files and even their<br>customized
desktop follow them.  But... (you knew it<br>was coming, right?)<br><br>In
most schools, we use so much "edutainment" software<br>that is M$ only.  My
teachers have programs like<br>"Oregon Trail" and "Reader Rabbit" and
"Jumpstart<br>Math" and "Kidspiration/Inspiration".  IF there was a<br>way
to run this software on the Linux server using<br>wine and make it available
to all the users, THEN<br>K12LTSP would be the biggest, best solution
for<br>schools - ever (well at least for
elementary/middle<br>schools).<br><br>Has anyone successfully installed
these types of<br>"edutainment" apps on their servers and made
them<br>available to all the users?  If so, HOW?<br><br>I think making
something like this!
 "easy" to do, would<br>catapult K12LTSP and Open Source over the edge
for<br>many  school
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