[K12OSN] OT: thoughts on running vista through K12LTSP

Kemp, Levi lnkemp at bolivar.k12.mo.us
Wed Apr 11 13:58:31 UTC 2007

Mostly out of curiosity, what are the reasons behind running Vista in
the lab? I've seen it on a few PCs and have to say it is way beyond just
being a resource hog (pulling have of the RAM on a 1GB system just to
run), it doesn't sound like a good idea, but who knows.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com] On
> Behalf Of Barry Cisna
> Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 7:00 AM
> To: k12osn at redhat.com
> Subject: [K12OSN] OT: thoughts on running vista through K12LTSP
> Hello All,
>  Our school is wanting to set up a lab full of Vista PC's for the next
> school year. About 25 PC's. Does anyone here think it would be doable
> run Vista via Qemu, Virtualbox, VMWare server? In other words have new
> thin clients( Ebox 2300's) boot via K12LTSP, then start a VM to Vista?
> realize the sound should work if the lts.conf file is modded to run
> windows sound ,rather than ltsp sound daemon. I'm not sure though
> vista, as the sound is redirected via RDP via windows terminal
> Hmmm,,,.
> I'm thinking youd need x number of copies of Vista licenses,which is
not a
> problem,per seat. Does this sound like " a not so good setup" to
> here?
> trying to think/look at what the pitfalls would be so everyone is not
> frustrated if say Flash or somehting does not work correctly via a VM.
> Thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Barry Cisna
> westcentral school
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