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



I've never used the Fedora versions for any amount of time.  But I am currently using K12LTSP 5.0EL (based on CentOS) and it's pretty nice.  I have limited use for sound, so I can't comment on its suitability there.  I'm using it because I want to install it and forget about it.  Support for this distro will probably outlast my hardware.

The only complaint I really have about this distro is it uses Firefox 1.5.  I wish there was somebody out there maintaining newer packages for this distro (with the understanding that I would be taking the risk for installing a "non-standard" package).  A newer package for OpenOffice would be nice, too, but not necessary.  I think it's currently using 2.0.something.

-Rob

On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 09:31:01AM -0600, Doug Simpson wrote:
> 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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