[K12OSN] Morley's Great K12LTSP labs - update

David Hopkins dahopkins429 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 25 14:53:36 UTC 2008

I have to agree that the 'bleeding edge' of using Fedora is getting
old for me as well. That is why I am moving to CentOS on all my
systems instead of FC7 (or is it going to be FC8 now?) ;)  I have only
1 left to upgrade, and then I hope things will be stable for a few

Downside: might have to work harder to get the really nice shiny new
features of LTSP implemented, and although I really really like LTSP,
there are a few things that don't work well enough at the moment:
Sound and the ability to use remote microphones/other hardware is my
personal top annoyance at the moment.  Flash/Video is a close second.

But, I plan to stick with it because it is sooooo very close.

Just my two cents (worth even less due to inflation)

Dave Hopkins
Newark Charter School
Newark Del

On 1/25/08, Doug Simpson <simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us> wrote:
> The only thing I hate about the K12LTSP project(s) is the speed in which
> they are obsoleted. Just about that time I get around to upgrading, the
> version I am comfortable with is already in obsolescence and no longer
> supported. I was just getting ready to roll out FC6 K12LTSP and now I
> hear it is obsoleted already.
> It really makes me not want to mess with it anymore and I am a BIG FAN
> of the K12LTSP project(s).
> One of my reasons for going to it in the first place was the fact that
> you plug it in and it works. But, it seems with every new version, there
> are new kinks that you gotta work out or wait until the ones who know
> how to fix them get them fixed, but by then, it is obsoloeted already
> and it is no longer available. The upgrades aren't upgrades. They are
> completely new installs with completely new sets of bugs and kinks. And
> I am just a small-time user. . . My server at home that my family uses
> is FC3. Still rock-solid and just works. I was going to FC6 as soon as
> possible, but . . . I have several servers at work, also, and one is
> running FC6 but I havent' touched it in a year. . .
> Disheartened,
> Doug
> Doug Simpson
> Technology Specialist
> De Queen Public Schools
> De Queen, AR
> simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
> >>> "Terrell Prudé Jr." <microman at cmosnetworks.com> 1/24/2008 5:12 PM
> >>>
> Tom Wolfe wrote:
> > Hello folks,
> >
> > It's been about 2 months now since rolling out another 100 or so P3
> > workstations on the Stoney reserve west of Calgary, east of Banff.
> >
> > The only news I have to report is that I ditched the Edubuntu server
> > after a week and went back to k12ltsp 6.0 (I had one of each
> before).
> > Edubuntu was way too much headache whereas k12lstp is easy and "it"
> > (read: Flash-sound-64-bit) works. Duh?
> >
> > Thanks again! Looking forward to the elusive LTSP 5, but meanwhile
> > we've got no complaints.
> Good news that things are working.
> However, I (and others on this list) really, REALLY recommend swapping
> out K12LTSP 6.0 for K12LTSP 5.0EL.  Fedora Core 6 isn't supported
> anymore, and you're just asking to get cracked if you keep using it
> now.
> --TP
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