[K12OSN] Plans for K12Linux EL6 and Future Fedora

Warren Togami Jr. warren at togami.com
Thu May 12 12:49:04 UTC 2011

On 5/12/2011 2:01 AM, Rob Owens wrote:
> Warren has already recommended Debian as a viable alternative for folks
> on this list.  I can understand wanting to stick with Fedora and CentOS
> if that's what you know best.  How about this:
> Use Debian as the LTSP server that boots up your thin clients.  Then,
> using the "next server" option in dhcpd.conf, get your GUI from a Fedora
> or CentOS server of your choice.  (Assuming that functionality is still
> present in recent Fedora and CentOS).  Or... Use VNC or something similar to
> connect from a stripped-down Debian thin client to a machine of your
> choice.
> Both of these solutions give you the easy management of LTSP, with the
> Fedora/CentOS/other user experience you might be looking for.  These
> solutions only add one extra server to your system, and it can be a
> really, really low end system if all it's going to do is PXE boot your
> thin clients.
> Or you could just use Debian like Warren mentioned.  I use it, and it
> works nicely.  The LTSP package manager for Debian is easy to get in
> touch with on the ltsp-discuss mailing list.

I'm going to experiment with the opposite of this: EL6 LTSP server with 
Debian /opt/ltsp/i386.


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