[K12OSN] Cloning drives, no network or compression

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sat Nov 29 16:51:52 UTC 2008

Peter Scheie wrote:
> Actually, this sounds like a good case for using LTSP with the machines, 
> cable plant aside.  Would stringing some cat6 cable to these machines, 
> one by one, be out of the question?  Considering a modest server can be 
> had for $500, you could then show how those old machines can be given 
> new life just by having a new wire pulled.  I think it would be cheaper 
> than trying to buy RAM for such old machines.  Just a thought.

I have to agree with this.  You aren't going to like performance with 
256k RAM and it is difficult and expensive to find old-style RAM these 
days.  If the machines are together or in small groups where you can 
park a so-so box as a k12ltsp server and squid proxy with a 100MB switch 
on the local side the clients will work better than on their own.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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