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Re: [K12OSN] Teacher Computer



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.

-OR-

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... ?????
> 
> 
> 
> thanks,
> 
> 
> john-
> 
> 
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