[K12OSN] New thin client recommendations

David Hopkins dahopkins429 at gmail.com
Tue May 10 12:39:49 UTC 2011

Thank you for the suggestions and discussions of pro/con of the
various distributions.  I'll be purchasing one of each and testing
in-house before making a decision.

Dave Hopkins

On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 3:46 PM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/9/2011 12:48 PM, Jeff Siddall wrote:
>> Well, Fedora is certainly a bleeding edge disto with a strong emphasis
>> on the _bleeding_ part :)  Things got a lot better for me when I
>> switched to automatically installing only security updates.
>> Anyway, Fedora upgrades kernels throughout the distro's support life
>> whereas Ubuntu does not (well, last I checked which was admittedly quite
>> a while ago).  So if both Fedora and Ubuntu released a new distro today
>> they might be pretty close, but over the next year Ubuntu would be
>> further and further out of date.
> So if you buy hardware that isn't backwards compatible with anything a year
> old it might not work with ubuntu...  My approach is that if it hurts, don't
> do it.
>> I think this may be a bigger issue when an LTS is being released (ie:
>> all the even versions) which coincidentally was when I gave up using
>> Ubuntu.  LTS releases seem to use older kernels whereas odd releases
>> seem to use a recent kernel.
> My only issue with ubuntu/debian is that I'm too lazy to learn to type
> multiple apt-get commands instead of yum - and all the other differences in
> admin quirks compared to RH style (just as quirky, but it's the devil I
> know).  I did have one promising experience with ubuntu LTS, though. I had
> installed it to run both as dual-boot and under vmware on my windows laptop
> because Centos didn't recognize the wifi adapter, starting with the 8.04 LTS
> version.  Much later when running under vmware player it offered to update
> itself to 10.04 which seemed to go smoothly - and it still comes up working
> when booted natively.  I'm not used to major version upgrades working over
> the network, let alone handling the vmware and native view of devices
> afterward.
> --
>  Les Mikesell
>   lesmikesell at gmail.com
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