[K12OSN] K12LTSP status
joseph.bishay at gmail.com
Fri Jul 23 20:09:47 UTC 2010
I used K12LTSP for years and it was rock solid. I ended up moving to
K12Linux because of the additional features that were available by
using a more "cutting-edge" distribution, specifically graphics,
boot-up speed, desktops, etc. I guess my question is, would all that
be available still with CentOS 6 (I use it on at least 5 other servers
so I know it's pretty awesome, but that's with respect to servers, not
workstations for kids in a school).
I've got a problem now where we have an nvidia Ion machine that won't
work with anything but the most up-to-date distribution (and even that
is still not automatic but requires quite a few steps to get it to
work) -- how would that be affected by moving to CentOS?
Other things like Firefox versions, OO.org, etc?
Just thinking aloud :)
On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 2:22 PM, Terrell Prude' Jr.
<microman at cmosnetworks.com> wrote:
> I'm thinking our best bet is to do a K12Linux with LTSP 5 on the upcoming
> CentOS 6 (a "K12Linux 6EL", if you will). It'll be probably half a year,
> but like today's K12LTSP 5EL, that'll have long-term support.
> Fedora simply changes too fast to be maintainable at any level which
> requires scaling. Don't get me wrong, Fedora's great for its intended
> purpose, and that purpose is the hobbyist and advanced technical user.
> I don't know a blessed thing about making RPM's (yet), but I'd be willing to
> help package such a K12Linux 6EL if the need is there.
> Joseph Bishay wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> So I thought I'd ask if there has been any news about updating
>> K12Linux to a newer version of Fedora. I've come across some issues
>> now that are dead in the water because I'm stuck with Fedora 10 which
>> already past its "End of Life". Fedora really is an excellent
>> distribution from our teacher's/student's point of view, and I've had
>> good experience as an inexperienced administrator with it so I'm
>> concerned about switching to another distribution. I do have a
>> new-ish server that is ready to test out any new versions of the
>> K12Linux and a lab with a variety of old and new-ish machines if that
>> would help.
>> I ask because as the summer continues I will have to make a decision
>> before September for what to do.
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