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

Lewis Holcroft lewis at pcc.com
Fri Sep 12 11:55:29 UTC 2008


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


On Sep 11, 2008, at 10:48 PM, Mark Lindman <mlindman at charter.net> wrote:

> Greetings,
> I'm replacing a K12ltsp Centos 5.2 system that was used last year by  
> 6 students, with a pair of servers intended to support 30-40  
> sessions total. (ibm x345 dual 3.6Ghz 4G ram no drives $285 each).   
> With a bunch of SCSI drives I figure they ought to do it.  I plan to  
> also set up a Fedora Directory server for authentication on another  
> computer.
> I installed Edubuntu on the same 6 user system, but it I'm stumbling  
> around some of the management as it's so different than the older  
> ltsp. I also worry when I read of other folks real-world experience  
> with it.  k12ltsp Centos 5.2 has been very stable, but I'm tempted  
> to leap to a ltsp 5 system.  Would you use Centos 5.2, or do you  
> think of Fedora 9 or openSuSE 11 or ??? with ltsp 5 is ready for  
> "production"?
> One consideration is that it's a small school <200 students, I'm a  
> 'volunteer' with a full-time job, and there is nobody on site most  
> of the time to deal with anything that hangs/locks up, etc.  so it  
> needs to be pretty bullet-proof.  Updates, new software, etc. I can  
> do in my spare time.  I have three days to get them built and  
> delivered.
> Thoughts?
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