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RE: [K12OSN] usb wireless nics



There are windoze binaries of both applications. That will allow you to
install directly on the machine. Go here for everything:
http://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/  then click on "Released Files" on
the right. The binaries are under the source code.

TuxMath is awesome! The kids get all fired up about it.

On Mon, 2008-06-16 at 18:55 -0600, Jeremy Schubert wrote:
> Thank you TP and Peter,
> 
> I’d like to try using TuxType and TuxMath.  My clients right now are
> XP.  Can I run those programs from within XP or do I need to boot the
> machine as a thin client?  I’m very familiar with writing Windoze
> scripts, so I just need to know if I have to share the .exe on the
> server box or something else.  I can figure out the rest. 
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Jeremy
> 
>  
> 
> From:k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com] On
> Behalf Of "Terrell Prudé Jr."
> Sent: June-15-08 9:55 AM
> To: Support list for open source software in schools.
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] usb wireless nics
> 
> 
>  
> 
> Actually, I use the K12LTSP 5.0EL normally for my "regular" server
> CentOS 5 installs.  Works like a charm.
> 
> +1, though, to Peter's comment about going with wired on both sides
> (and Gig-E on eth0), even if you're just testing it at home.  Here's
> why:
> 
> I, too, run K12LTSP at home.  One of my tests a few years back
> revealed that TuxType will regularly suck up 73Mbit/sec at its default
> full-screen resolution.  TuxMath and ChildsPlay show similar numbers.
> 
> Now, imagine yourself on a hub (no, not switch--I mean a hub) that
> speaks, say, 100 Mbit/sec.  Understand that collisions are going to
> slow down even a single session of TuxType.  Now, let's say you add
> another TuxType game session on your second terminal.  Oops, not only
> did you just oversubscribe your server link, but collisions have just
> made even your two TuxType sessions nearly unplayable.  Now consider a
> computer lab of 15 kids instead of two.
> 
> Wireless technology isn't switched.  It's actually a form of hub.
> This means that the 54Mbps that you get from that wireless connection
> is shared among all wireless computers that have associated to the
> wireless access point.  You essentially have a 54Mbps hub.  NOT good
> for LTSP.  
> 
> Even if it were 54Mbps switched (which it isn't), you'll still
> oversubscribe your server NIC--and with TuxType, TuxMath, or
> ChildsPlay, your client NIC as well.
> 
> Gig-E is cheap and is built into virtually all desktop and laptop
> motherboards since 2005.  If yours is older, Linux-friendly Gig-E NICs
> are $19.95.  Realtek 8129/8139 100Mbps NIC's (exceedingly
> LTSP-friendly) can be had for $5.  
> 
> Go wired, man; if you're gonna do it, then do it right.  Seriously.
> 
> --TP
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> 
> Jeremy Schubert wrote: 
> 
> I work in the school system so I will want to test this out at some point
> with just a couple clients.  Also, I thought I'd get better support from
> this group as anything I do with this will be slanted towards my school age
> kids.
>  
> -----Original Message-----
> From: k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com] On Behalf
> Of Nils Breunese
> Sent: June-13-08 4:35 PM
> To: Support list for open source software in schools.
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] usb wireless nics
>  
> Jeremy Schubert wrote:
>  
>   
>         I'm actually using this for home use.  Only three PCs are  
>         connecting.  I
>         don't think I'll use it as a server for thin clients.  More for file  
>         storage
>         and proxy/firewall.
>             
>  
> If you're not going to use it for thin clients, then why are you  
> installing an LTSP distribution? I'd just do a plain CentOS install  
> then.
>  
> Nils.
>  
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