[K12OSN] release update...

Nils Breunese nils at breun.nl
Fri Jun 29 11:19:48 UTC 2007

Terrell Prudé Jr. wrote:

> Here's a little K12LTSP 5.0EL testimonial.
> Wednesday afternoon, I did a LTSP demo for some educators, nearly  
> all of them from other countries.  For the demo, I prepared two  
> servers--K12LTSP 5.0EL and Edubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn.  I had  
> originally planned to do the demo with Edubuntu, but unfortunately,  
> some technical difficulties came up.  Something got corrupted  
> somehow, because the box was not letting people log in.  You got  
> the login screen, but you couldn't actually log in...not from a  
> thin client.  And I didn't have time to troubleshoot it.
> Fortunately, I had the K12LTSP 5.0EL box as a backup, which I  
> finished building a day and a half before the demo.  This thing  
> performed absolutely flawlessly.  It was actually quite uneventful,  
> almost anticlimactic.  That's a good thing, BTW.  I asked a  
> software distribution that was still hot off the presses (a day  
> old, *maybe*) to do a command performance, and it did.  Now, the  
> only thing I need to do is get sound working with KDE on the  
> terminals; it already works w/ GNOME.
> You know, I'm glad that Edubuntu exists.  It shows a lot of promise  
> and looks very cool, and I *love* the Debian package management  
> system.  But whenever I've needed solidity and reliability, I've  
> always ended up back at a K12LTSP EL release.  Wednesday was one  
> such case.  Thanks to the new 5.0EL, I think I might've gotten a  
> couple of people to start considering F/OSS in their own schools.

That's good to hear! I'll be doing a K12LTSP 5EL install this  
weekend. I hope it'll be just as much of a succes.

Nils Breunese.

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