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[K12OSN] RE: K12OSN Digest, Vol 15, Issue 27



Keep in mind, you should be able to fairly easily 'add on' an x86 application only server for those few apps that won't port over nicely. The x86 apps would be presented via X to the PPC clients, letting you get the best of both worlds. So, you could even run (some) native windows apps in wine and display on ppc with no penalties. That's the beauty of it, if you can get something to run on a *nix server using standard display protocols, the thin clients don't care what the underlying hardware is. Unfortunately, this trick does not work for Mac OSX Aqua applications...

Sean Harbour
 
>Thanks for the info. and especially the heads up about the PPC
>apps....I might have missed that.  ;-)

>"Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn redhat com> on
>Monday, May 16, 2005 at 9:44 AM +0000 wrote:

>>David,
>>
>>It should just work.
>>
>>The LTSP installation tools are all written in Perl, so there's no
>>porting required.
>>
>>You may have to enable some of the services manually, like tftp, dhcp or
>>nfs, but that shouldn't be all that hard.
>>
>>Keep in mind tho, that your users will be running their applications on
>>a PPC box, so the apps will be built for PPC Linux.  That may limit the
>>apps that are available.
>>
>>Jim McQuillan
>>jam Ltsp org

<<winmail.dat>>


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