[K12OSN] Current "state of the art" in K12LTSP?

David Hopkins dahopkins429 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 12:24:45 UTC 2008

On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 7:55 AM, Lewis Holcroft <lewis at pcc.com> wrote:
> Mark,
> I work in an environment that is almost completly Linux based. We use Linux
> based servers for our applications and have used *nix for close to 25 years.
> So we have a good deal of knowledge. That said I have chosen to use k12ltsp
> for one very good reason. Life cycle.
> Knowing that the base OS is going to be maintained by the upstream vendor
> for at least three years

I will also second (third/fourth) the stay with the tried-and-true
given your timeline and needs.  Unless there is a specific absolutely
must-have need that is solved by LTSP5, then stay with LTSP4.2 and
CentOS. Then, test the FC9 version and verify it works and is stable
before deploying it if that is where you want to get.  I have tried
the latest-greatest approach and now opt for stable and 'just works'.
Like you, I am a volunteer at the school I support and have a rather
larger support base (1300 students, 100+ staff) and CentOS with LTSP
allows me to keep it running with the help of the school's tech
coordinator for handling mid-day issues via the phone.

Dave Hopkins

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