[K12OSN] OT: Apple Imac lab

Barry R Cisna brcisna at eazylivin.net
Fri Feb 27 21:41:19 UTC 2009

Hi David,

It sounds like this teacher is wanting MAC up front, period. You said
yourself " I don't like the idea". I bet you  would be better off just
letting this teacher run her Imacs as Imacs and not try doing the thin
client thing. Reason I say this, been there done that,with someone with
this mindset. Don't mean to sound so negative here, but from what I read
here you are setting yourself up for one of the "I told you Thin Clients
would not work" already. Remember this is a woman you are dealing
We set up 24 Imacs about 3 years ago and the slot load cd Imacs worked
fine with sound, usb sticks , flash. The tray load( this is an easy way
of distunguishing the different models), I could never get video to come
up right.I can not remember what model of video card these had. But that
has been about 4-5 versions ago of K12ltsp. The only reason we got rid
of these Imacs was the new Super "wanted all the PC's to look the same".
Go figure.
You may like the challenge of making these work,which is cool, but I
think I would just let her run with whatever she wants to use MAC
related and save yourself some grief ,down the road.
Let us know what transpires as things develop.

Take Care,
Barry Cisna

More information about the K12OSN mailing list