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Re: [K12OSN] RE: [Ltsp-discuss] What distribution should I use?



If you are wanting to do K12LTSP, I'd stick with Fedora. . .

Those guys are constantly revising and making that better!

For a drop-in deal, that is the way to go!



Doug Simpson
Technology Specialist
DeQueen Public Schools
DeQueen, AR 71832
simpsond leopards k12 ar us
Tux for President!

On Thu, 1 Jun 2006, Timothy Hart wrote:

> It is Debian based for one thing. Certain people like RPM based distros
> better. I happen to like Debian. Kind of geeky, but that is why there are
> more user friendly distros built on top of the stable debian base. I like
> Ubuntu but prefer KDE so I have used Kubuntu. Although my favorite distro as
> of late has been Mepis. Basically the latest version is based on Ubuntu but
> with a bunch of things you would want anyways, like mp3 playback by default.
> It has a fantastic live disc/install disc as well. Just pop it in, try it
> out, click install. Very easy. Highly recommended.
> 
> On 6/1/06, rmcdaniel indata us <rmcdaniel indata us> wrote:
> >
> > What makes Ubuntu a better OS than something like Fedora?  I am getting
> > ready to roll out 8 new Linux based servers and am trying to decide on
> > the OS.  We do and will be using thinclients at each school.  The labs
> > that I have setup so far have all been using K12LTSP with Fedora.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Ron
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Ronald R. McDaniel
> > Conecuh County Schools
> > (251) 578-7073 x26
> > (251) 238-1890 cell
> > 1*4238*104 SouthernLinc
> > rmcdaniel indata us
> >
> >
> > > -------- Original Message --------
> > > Subject: [K12OSN] RE: [Ltsp-discuss] What distribution should I use?
> > > From: "Paul VanGundy" <vangundypw sau14 k12 nh us>
> > > Date: Thu, June 01, 2006 11:44 am
> > > To: "'Support list for opensource software in schools.'"
> > > <k12osn redhat com>
> > >
> > > All,
> > >
> > > Ubuntu all the way. :)
> > >
> > > -Paul
> > >
> > > --
> > > Paul VanGundy
> > > Information Technology Director
> > > Epping High School
> > > Epping Middle School
> > > P: 603.679.5472
> > > F: 603.679.2966
> > > vangundypw sau14 k12 nh us
> > > Registered Linux User #398783
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: ltsp-discuss-admin lists sourceforge net
> > > [mailto:ltsp-discuss-admin lists sourceforge net] On Behalf Of Eric Holt
> > > Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2006 12:36 PM
> > > To: ltsp-discuss lists sourceforge net
> > > Subject: Re: [Ltsp-discuss] What distribution should I use?
> > >
> > > Damien:  I havnt posted on here in a while, but I saw yours and thought
> > I'd
> > > respond and give you an answer you probably wont here from anyone else
> > on
> > > the list...  Go with Slackware!  Slackware is an extremely stable
> > > distribution which makes it a great server operating system.  It may be
> > > slightly trickier to setup LTSP on, but when you do, you'll be thrilled.
> > > I've never used CentOS, so I cant comment on it.  My father uses SuSE on
> > his
> > > desktop and loves it, but he's said many times that he'd never think of
> > > using SuSE on a server.
> > >
> > > Check it out.  Dont dismiss Slackware just because its a lesser-used
> > > distribution or that its a little more difficult to setup.  Its one of
> > the
> > > oldest if not THE oldest distribution still around, and does have a very
> > > loyal user-base.  I've used it in conjunction with LTSP now for nearly
> > two
> > > years and the stability of it is just amazing.  I'd be glad to give you
> > a
> > > hand getting it setup if need-be.  Just ask!!! :)
> > >
> > >
> > > HTH,
> > >    --Eric
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Damien Hull wrote:
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> > > > I'm a big CentOS fan. Works well as a server and a workstation. It's a
> > > > good all around distribution.
> > > >
> > > > For the past two months or so I've been playing around with OpenSuse.
> > > > While I wouldn't use it as a server it does make a good workstation.
> > > >
> > > > Should I stick with CentOS or make the switch to Suse? If there's
> > > > another distribution I should be looking at let me know.
> > > >
> > > >
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