[K12OSN] New thin client recommendations

David Hopkins dahopkins429 at gmail.com
Fri May 6 15:10:46 UTC 2011

Just want to correct a typo: LTSP 5 ... not 6.  I was thinking CentOS 6 :(

On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 10:37 AM, David Hopkins <dahopkins429 at gmail.com> wrote:
> After 8 years, we are looking to upgrade/replace a lot of our older
> Epia Eden 533's.  This is being driven by the need for better local
> apps and local capabilities, which implies (at least to me) fat
> clients.  I've seen quite a bit of discussion about using Atom-based
> systems for thin clients on the list. However, I have no idea what the
> current thinking is with respect to a solution that will be viable for
> at least another 3-5.
> Local needs are for browsing (easy), local sound/music applications,
> streaming video (flash and other formats).  We have a centralized ldap
> authentication and NFS file servers.  I've looked at DRBL but still
> feel that the capabilities of LTSP6 are very similar now to DRBL with
> fat client options.
> Any advice on what thin clients/fat clients with very small form
> factors (attach to the back of LCD monitors is ideal) is greatly
> appreciated.
> Sincerely,
> Dave Hopkins
> Newark Charter School
> Newark Delaware
> p.s good to see that the list is still active although I haven't been
> posting to it much in the last year or so.

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