[K12OSN] Which K12LTSP version is most reliable?

Rob Owens rowens at ptd.net
Sun Jun 10 22:19:47 UTC 2007

CentOS seems pretty stable to me.  I can't speak for Fedora.  The big
difference, though, is that CentOS is supported with updates for
something like 7 years.  Fedora is 18 months, I think.  

I've been told that the version numbers of the packages in CentOS 5 are
roughly the same as in Fedora 6.  So the performance of those two
distros should be roughly equivalent.  If that's true, then I'd choose
CentOS if I were you, so that you'll have the option of leaving it in
place for a long time--rather than being forced to upgrade if you went
with Fedora (to keep current with security patches).  


On Sun, Jun 10, 2007 at 04:20:50PM -0400, Ronnie Miller wrote:
> I'm starting to implement K12LTSP in a couple of elementary school labs. Right now, I'm using version 6. Since I'm still a newbie with Linux, do I need to deploy this version school-wide (my ultimate goal)? Or, is there a more reliable, easier to deploy version? I've read some threads about a "CentOS" version. Is it more stable/reliable? Or, is Version 5 more stable? <br><br>I originally downloaded V5 and installed it on a Compaq server. It went well. Before I deployed it, V6 came out and I downloaded it and installed it. That's when I ran into the missing PXE files problem. I've built a couple more test servers with 6 and on some, I've had no problems, but on one I again ran into the missing PXE files problem. I installed it exactly the same way as the others. I didn't specify any customized options during the install - just the default options, but still had the problem on an HP server.<br><br>I guess what I'd really like to know is: <br><br>1) Do I need to go with the "CentOS" version? (Which one?), or<br>2) Do I need to keep using Version 6? or<br>3) Do I need to drop back to Version 5?<br><br>Any thoughts and suggestions are appreciated. I hate to be a pain, but I do get a lot from reading the archives. Thanks, guys!<br><br>
> <br><br><br><hr size="2" width="100%"><b><font size="3">Ronnie Miller</font>
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