[K12OSN] K12LTSP status

William Fragakis william at fragakis.com
Sat Jul 10 16:50:53 UTC 2010

I'm taking particular note because we've just bought some atom based
all-in-ones that won't boot under ltsp 4 (K12ltsp 5 el) and I've been
pondering how to at least migrate to ltsp 5 without being brutally
hackish. It's a professional work environment where stability and uptime
are the prime considerations so messing about with F13 like I do at home
isn't my first instinct. I'm used to the fedora schema so moving to
edubuntu involves some learning curve issues I don't want to deal with
at the moment either. And seeing the issues that cropped up with 10.04
which I run on a couple of boxes reminds me that ubuntu is more
fedora-ish than centos-ish, ie they'll include the latest and greatest
at the risk of breaking something.

sidenote - how surprised was I when our centos ltsp server updated to
Firefox 3.6. I moved from F12 to F13 when F12 wouldn't support 3.6. I
thought Centos would never get around to it - I was hoping they'd simply
go from 3.0 to 3.5.

Robert's note led me to exploring. It does seem that with hardware
getting so cheap that the landscape will be changing. 

these articles looked like a good place to start playing:

Now wondering if I can get the atom-based clients up by Monday...


On Sat, 2010-07-10 at 12:00 -0400, k12osn-request at redhat.com wrote:
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> Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2010 22:47:32 -0700
> From: Robert Arkiletian <robark at gmail.com>
> To: "Support list for open source software in schools."
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> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] K12LTSP status
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> On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 1:18 PM, Barry  Cisna <brcisna at eazylivin.net>
> wrote:
> > Hello All,
> >
> > Anyone know what the status of the K12LTSP project is? Just wondered
> why
> > the K12LTSP wiki and all is down and parked?
> > It seems the K12Linux project has hit the curb as well?
> > I'm out in the sticks,so I'm always* out of the loop,,,:).
> This is not official. Just my observations.
> Dan seems to be keeping K12ltsp 5EL in maintenance mode.
> K12Linux, along with other ltsp distro lists seem to be very quiet. I
> remember when there was lots of traffic on this list (4 years ago). No
> longer. I still read this list even though I have moved on to DRBL
> (similar to ltsp but everything runs on the client). Powerful PC's are
> just so cheap now.
> Red Hat now also sells a product kind of similar to ltsp (but not
> really).
> http://www.redhat.com/virtualization/rhev/desktop/
> So my guess is they are putting resources towards it.
> -- 
> Robert Arkiletian
> Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada 

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