[K12OSN] K12Linux EL6 Preliminary Feasibility Assessment

Warren Togami Jr. warren at togami.com
Sat May 21 07:56:27 UTC 2011

On 5/20/2011 7:51 PM, Burke Almquist wrote:
> I guess my question is, who on the list is still using clients that aren't i686?
> How many of them do you have, what are they, how long do you plan to keep using them, and are they even powerful enough for LTSP5?
> Is lack of i586 support a deal breaker for anyone on the list, especially those who have pledged, or are considering pledging to this project?

This is indeed a big question.

You folks might have plenty of PIII or P4's, but those old machines use 
a TON of power compared to the VIA thin clients, many of which are only 
i586.  In many cases it is like a 10 to 1 ratio in power usage.


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