[K12OSN] Thin Client Hardware for k12ltsp
jsfagliarone at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 01:24:55 UTC 2014
Thank you very much for the info. I am currently supporting a school
environment that is running k12linux on centos. The hardware is very old
and I am looking to be prepared to upgrade as necessary.
On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 10:46 AM, William Fragakis <william at fragakis.com>wrote:
> We've recently found a number of off-lease and refurb i686 hp clients
> (as opposed to the earlier Cyrix, etc. which require an i386 boot
> image). These are primarily the t5730/35 and t5740/45 with Sempron and
> Atom processors respectively. The 5740 doesn't play well with EL 6.4 and
> earlier so you may need to create a boot image like we did from Debian.
> A number of these units have embedded WinXP so as XP sunsets this year,
> you may see more of them appearing.
> If you buy lots on ebay, you can get them from anywhere from $25-60 per
> unit shipped. Just make sure they include power supplies. The 574x run
> more because of the Atom cpu but both models tend to come with 1-2gb RAM
> often with stands and even keyboards and mice. The 573x are also a touch
> Refurb desktops aren't much more and readily available, too, but use
> more space and power.
> - sent from my t5740 running K12Linux
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> > Message: 1
> > Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:18:18 -0500
> > From: Jeff Siddall <news at siddall.name>
> > To: k12osn at redhat.com
> > Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Thin Client Hardware for k12ltsp
> > Message-ID: <530B8CEA.9000602 at siddall.name>
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> > On 02/24/2014 07:33 AM, Joe Fagliarone wrote:
> > > Hello all. This is my first post here. I have enjoyed reading (and
> > > learning) all the other posts. Great information.
> > >
> > > I have a centos 6.3 and k12 ltsp environment.
> > >
> > > I currently have thin clients that are old (almost 10 years) and are in
> > > need of replacement. Parts are breaking due to age and are harder to
> > > come by. I have been getting parts on amazon and other sites.
> > >
> > > However I wanted to hear what kind of hardware are you using for your
> > > thin clients.
> > >
> > > WYSE
> > > HP
> > > Self-configured thin clients.
> > Self configured for me. I could never find any off the shelf clients
> > that had everything I wanted at a reasonable price.
> > By far my favorite all-around client has been the D945GSEJT with Morex
> > T1610 case:
> > http://www.silentpcreview.com/Intel_D945GSEJT_with_Morex_T1610
> > Thin, fanless, easy to assemble, reliable, well supported. The only
> > thing wrong with them is the GPU which really can't do anything
> > For boxes where I needed proper 3D support I went with a Zotac IONITX
> > Sadly the D945GSEJT is now EOS and the Intel replacements I last looked
> > into (granted a while ago) all had issues with Linux GPU drivers.
> > Something like this may still be a viable option though:
> > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856173032
> > However, it lacks the fanless aspect and is significantly more power
> > Jeff
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