[K12OSN] NorthTec MicroClient Jr

James P. Kinney III jkinney at localnetsolutions.com
Mon Apr 23 04:57:57 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-03-10 at 01:04 -0600, Kemp, Levi wrote:
> Has anyone used HP's t5125 before? Or any of their thin clients for that matter? They've got a buy 3 get one free offer right now putting that model at about $150 which seemed like an ok deal. I know my boss enjoys the HP network management software on the Proliants he's been getting. Anyone use the Altiris Deployment Solution before? I'm still leaning towards the eBox 2300 or the MicroClient Jr, whichever you prefer it.

I and my team installed 2200 of the HP T5125's. They work just fine as
far as the software running them "out of the box" (K12LTSP v. 5.0.0).


1. They have been discontinued
2. The external power brick is expensive to replace
3. The "stand" is very flimsy
4. They have no USB on the front
5. They are not parallel sides so they won't lay flat
6. They are quite warm and can't be stacked if flat.

> Levi
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> Jim Kronebusch wrote: 
> 	On Fri, 9 Mar 2007 06:17:54 -0600 (CST), Barry Cisna wrote
> 		Hello All,
> 		 I've used the MicroClient Jr as my personal computer for about 5 months
> 		now. No complaints at all,  Unbox it, go into bios, enable PXE boot,
> 		if you so desire setup its own ws00x in lts.conf and use the 
> 		specified video driver( it works fine with the vesa driver too),,
> 		you'll have to compile the sound module on K12LTSP for audio to work,
> 		,and it works. its that simple I can have 10 web browsers open with 
> 		no probs. Java Apps dont drain it either.As was mentioned here full 
> 		screen Tuxtype/Tuxmath does NOT work but windowed works fine. Nice 
> 		thing is 0 noise!!! and almost 0 heat .Mounted on back of an 19" LCD 
> 		monitor. I cant seem to see any to nasay about it honestly. $120 
> 		plus shipping from Bangkok . There is an US reseller now,,I think?
> 	Very cool.  For the price and the speeds I think I'll trade not being able 
> 	to do full screen for some apps.  I am looking at buying around 100 machines 
> 	for 4 of our labs very soon and this looks very promising.
> 	Thanks,
> 	Jim
> We use a lot of LCD monitors in my district, very few (if any) of which support TuxType, TuxMath, or ChildsPlay in full-screen mode.  Here is my solution:
> 1.)  Rename /usr/bin/tuxtype2 (the executable) to, say, "/usr/bin/tuxtype2-bin".
> 2.)  Write a very small shell script named /usr/bin/tuxtype2 that calls the renamed executable in window mode.
> Kinda like this:
> #!/bin/bash
> /usr/bin/tuxtype2-bin --window
> And then, "chmod 755 /usr/bin/tuxtype2".  Works like a charm.
> Just tried it with ChildsPlay, too, with several games, and it works there, too.
> --TP
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James P. Kinney III          
CEO & Director of Engineering 
Local Net Solutions,LLC        

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