[K12OSN] K12Linux EL6 Preliminary Feasibility Assessment

Terrell Prude' Jr. microman at cmosnetworks.com
Sat May 21 05:37:07 UTC 2011

Burke Almquist wrote:
>>> I know the clients I use are 10+ year old Dell PIIIs. It if you are relying on used PCs, it shouldn't be too hard to find some old P4 or PIII based PCs.
>>> The only concern would be 4-5? year old thin clients that had VIA or some other processors that didn't yet have i686 support.
>>> I guess there's alway EL5 and LTSP 4.2 or Ubuntu/Debian for these.
>> +1.  All my thin clients are now PII's (i686's) or PIII's.  The i686 architecture has now been out for just over 15 years, since the Pentium Pro.  If you want to run new software, an upgrade isn't inappropriate to expect.  And K12LTSP 5EL still ain't "broke".  It still works just as well as it did when Eric Harrison first released it.  Seriously, what's the problem here?
> How much longer is EL5 supported for?

Till 2014.  We've got 3 more years.


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