[K12OSN] TC K12LTSP NComputing

Charlie charlie at smbis.com
Sat Dec 24 21:17:20 UTC 2011

I too investigated these over a year ago when they first hit the market.
I experienced the same issues mentioned, they work well in a windows
environment but their Linux (Ubuntu) support was not ready.  They told
me likewise that they were working on updating  their Ubuntu software,
that was over a year ago.   I promptly returned mine and demanded a
refund due to their lie that it supported Linux.  This is not too
unusual for the "ME TOO" vendors out there that claim their products
support Linux.


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From: Dale Petersen <dpetersen at riverdale.k12.or.us>
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Subject: Re: [K12OSN] TC K12LTSP NComputing
Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2011 09:00:41 -0800

I got one of these too and played around with it a bit. They seem to be pretty dependent on a Windows server and their service running on that server. In that environment, they work great. Simple to set up, very responsive; audio and video work well. 

Didn't see an easy way to use with K12LINUX. Spoke with a rep about Linux and he indicated that they are working on it, and Ubuntu was the current target. It's sitting on a counter with my other back-burner projects. If they can get it to work in Linux as well as it does in Windows, it might be a good light-weight option for TC.

On Dec 24, 2011, at 7:45 AM, Barry R Cisna wrote:

> Hello All,
> Our school received an NComputing L-300 Terminal . I am not sure how we
> even got it? Has anyone on the list here messed with these any? I got it
> out of the box, and booted the unit up. It is of course definitely a
> 'one off' TC. 
> When booted the monitor does not even get a view for about 90 seconds
> then the boot options GUI screen shows up.All that is presented is the
> VServer/NComputing configuration,which appears to be a spin off of a
> Citrix core?
> I haven't been able to find any info if it is possible to get into the
> system bios to change any boot options. Can you say pxe boot option? It
> appears the unit is simply locked to whatever mobo firmware is on it,and
> no system options can be reached via the bios.
> These would be a neat unit,beings they are even more compact than the
> Ebox2300 units we have .
> At this point it appears these will be a no go,for using as an TC for
> K12LTSP/K12LINUX.If I am able to do anything with it,I will report back.
> Take Care,
> Barry

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