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

David Van Assche dvanassche at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 13:02:42 UTC 2008

What we should realise is that ltsp 4.2 is no longer supported, and
even the original author recommends upgrading to 5.0. People need to
test 5.0 to get all the bugs out too... not that it is THAT buggy...
its actually quite stable... rumours aside...

David Van Assche

On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 2:24 PM, David Hopkins <dahopkins429 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Sincerely,
> Dave Hopkins
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