[K12OSN] Teacher Computer
James P. Kinney III
jkinney at localnetsolutions.com
Fri Nov 7 13:01:23 UTC 2008
Thin client all the way, baby!!!
Teacher gets a thin client with a larger screen. Use rdesktop to a
windows app server for any legacy junk.
If the choice MUST be a windows desktop then use FreeNX on the thin
client server and teacher can use nxclient to access Linux environment.
XP desktop with vmware-player running a PXE boot-only virtual machine
that boots from the thin client server like the students.
On Thu, 2008-11-06 at 08:47 -0800, John Montoya wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> New Lab Install - II
> Yesterday I went out to the school site and installed k12 / 5-EL. Went relatively well. Removed OpenOffice 2.4 and installed OpenOffice 3.0, working now on
> updating fl TeacherTool to 0.60 - THEN.... going to take my shot at getting the students to authenticate through the schools Active Directory servers !!!!!! joy - <smile>
> The next couple of days should be interesting - I'll keep everyone posted with authentication part of this.
> Now to my question....
> What is the best solution for a teacher's computer ?
> Here is the thought process.... I was going to take a decent business level desktop machine and setup a dual boot (Win XP and [another ?] Fedora 9 or CentOs 5).
> But now I'm thinking.... well - why not just a regular XP machine - then she can choose at boot-up to run XP or run PXE to become a thin client machine too.
> ... but <smile>.... she also wants two monitors are her desk - she would like one screen to run the snap-shots / fl_TeacherTool all the time - then have the second display to run the rest of
> her linux desktop.
> So the more I think about this....
> How would you arrange this environment?
> 30 lab machines.... obvious thin clients... but what about the teachers machine? - another thin client or a stand alone linux machine that logs into the network... ?????
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