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Re: [K12OSN] Morley's Great K12LTSP labs - update



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

Thanks!

Doug

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

>>> Nils Breunese <nils 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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