[K12OSN] Morley's Great K12LTSP labs - update

Doug Simpson simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
Fri Jan 25 15:31:01 UTC 2008

GREAT! doe it work just like the FC versions? Plug and fly?



Doug Simpson
Technology Specialist
De Queen Public Schools
De Queen, AR
simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us

>>> Nils Breunese <nils at breun.nl> 1/25/2008 9:27 AM >>>
Doug Simpson 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,

No need to be disheartened. Go with the EL flavor of K12LTSP!

The regular K12LTSP releases are based on Fedora Core and yes, Fedora  
Core has a very short life cycle. But there are also EL (Enterprise  
Linux) versions of K12LTSP, which are based on CentOS (which in turn  
is a Red Hat Enterprise Linux clone). The current version is K12LTSP  
5EL, which is based on CentOS 5. CentOS has a supported lifetime of 7  
years (compared to Fedora's ~1 year).

Get it here: http://k12ltsp.org/mediawiki/index.php/DownLoad 

Nils Breunese.

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