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Re: [K12OSN] RE: Future LTSP direction: Local Apps



On Thursday 19 April 2007 12:17, rowens ptd net wrote:
>
> I was trying to remember the name of a certain project I had read about,
> and I just stumbled across it today:  DRBL http://drbl.sourceforge.net/  It
> stands for Diskless Remote Boot in Linux.  Basically, a server is set up
> which has the operating system, and it PXE boots clients.  The clients then
> run *all* of their applications locally, but with no hard drive (all
> filesystems are mounted from the server).

OT: Here is another alternative 
http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,1000000121,39286741,00.htm - This is a CD 
distro, but with remote storage.  OK it's not a thin client setup but it 
could be another way to get Linux onto the desktop using low powered 
machines.  The companies website is www.babeldisc.com

Take your CD into a internet cafe, library, etc anywhere in the world, boot 
the PC from your CD and your files are accessible.  Much better than dragging 
a laptop around with you.  Even better if the image was on USB - your system 
in your pocket.
-- 
Regards
Martin Woolley
ICT Support
Handsworth Grammar School
Isis Astarte Diana Hecate Demeter Kali Inanna

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