[K12OSN] SYM1112 and (Ed)Ubuntu 9.10

DisklessWorkstations.com mlists at disklessworkstations.com
Tue Nov 3 14:30:20 UTC 2009

Thanks Gadi! DisklessWorkstations.com appreciates your support and 
contributions to the LTSP community!

This e-mail is a great reminder for us to talk to the community about 
Thin Client Support as well. Many of you may be using the LTSP Term 
150(e) or LTSP Term 170(e). Unfortunately, these Thin Client models have 
reached end of life. Many of these units in the field are still working 
well, but repair parts have been exhausted. The 150 and 170 models are 
now replaced by the LTSP Term 1220 - 
http://www.DisklessWorkstations.com/cgi-bin/prod/200104.html .

DisklessWorkstations.com also has 15 refurbished Thin Clients that are 
working and tested. We are looking to donate these to a school who will 
put them to good use. If you are interested please e-mail: alexc (at) 


Alex Colcernian

Gideon Romm wrote:
> Hi, LTSP'ers!
> I know that some of you in here have some of our (read: Symbio's)
> SYM1112 little 4W Geode-based thin client.  I first wanted to let those
> of you who have them know that at least on my test Karmic Koala Ubuntu
> 9.10 server, they booted up without any modifications or tweaks.  Most
> of the credit for this really goes to Martin-Eric Racine and the rest of
> the geode driver developers and package maintainers, as well as, of
> course the Ubuntu devs and the move away from usplash as the bootsplash
> mechanism.  So, a big thank you and a shout out to them!
> For those of you who are wondering about Symbio, we aren't really in the
> business of selling thin clients by themselves, and we very much
> encourage you to buy from vendors such as DisklessWorkstations.com and
> those who really help support LTSP in all of our endeavors in open
> source land.  At Symbio, we have our own thin clients really as
> accessories to our other solutions.
> That said, we have moved away from Geode-based thin clients and have
> stopped selling the SYM1112.  We recently got back 70 or so SYM1112
> units on a trade-up deal with one of our customers, and we cannot sell
> them as new.
> If anyone would be interested in them, they are great little units and
> some of the smallest physical and lowest power-consuming ones you'll
> find on the market.  We can sell them at $99 each (excl taxes/shipping)
> and throw in a free unused VESA mount to mount them to the back of a
> monitor.  Plus, in the spirit of the open source world, we will take 10%
> of the order and donate it to the school or open source project of your
> choosing, provided there are appropriate and legal means to make the
> donation.  
> If anyone on either of these lists is interested, please send me an
> email offline at gadi at ltsp.org .  
> Note that Symbio does not support thin clients when used with any system
> other than Symbio's solution, but that's why you guys have me!  :)
> Cheers!
> -Gadi
> PS: Obviously, this is a "while supplies last" kind of deal - we hope to
> find a new home for these thin clients really quickly. :)

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