[K12OSN] Workstation Profile
matrimble at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 17:59:45 UTC 2007
Thanks Eric & James!
I just wanted to be able to assure my "power" users that in switching to
K12LTSP they will be able to benefit from centralized storage and
portable desktop profiles while still being able to install and run
their own mix of applications.
Eric Brown wrote:
> The very short answer is yes, but...
> The LTSP in K12LTSP means that the machines the students are using are
> being run from the server, and not locally. All the profiles are
> stored on the server, as well as the home directories.
> What you describe here is one of many ways that any Linux distribution
> can be configured to work on a stand-alone workstation machine, where
> users authenticate off of a remote server, home directories can be on
> a remote server, but the computer itself actually runs the
> applications. This requires machines capable of handling the local
> apps. LTSP is more geared towards having one good machine for the
> LTSP server, and many crappy machines to act as terminals.
> There is a default setting that gets applied to all new users.
> Furthermore, if a student does something to "break" their desktop or
> menu, it only requires a single folder be deleted from their profile,
> and they will get the default settings back.
> I hope this answers your question.
> On 7/5/07, Mark Trimble <matrimble at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I was wondering if K12LTSP offers a "Workstation" profile; meaning users
>> log in to the server and have a central location for storage and desktop
>> settings, but run all applications locally?
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