I'm placing an order today for a new server. The school I'm using it
at has about 75 thin clients.
Currently we're using an smbldap serer and two dual-core 4GB ram
I'm gonna spend 5 or 6 K today on a 64bit 8-core 16GB ram monster.
(well monster compared to what I have right now)
Now I'd like to just add this new box to the network as another ltsp
server using 64 bit edubuntu or fedora+ltsp, but so far my couple of
months with a 64 bit desktop have me thinking this might not be the
The main problem I have is that Adobe's has yet to get off their
butts and product a 64bit flash plugin. I know I can use the
nspluginwrapper but it only seems to work about half the time, and
when it does work, half the time sound doesn't. I imagine that sound
through the thin clients will be even more troublesome.
The other option I have is to load centos5.1 or ubuntu 8.04 on the
new server and something like vmware server to slice it up with 4 or
so 32bit guests.
That second option seems like a waste of resources, but it may give
me less headaches.
Surely there are other ltsp users in the same boat right now?