[K12OSN] Thin Client Hardware for k12ltsp
jim.kinney at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 12:53:15 UTC 2014
This was just shared on another list I'm on.
It's arm so it gets treated a bit different. With 4G flash storage, it
makes sense to preload a base OS that does the remote X back to a CentOS
server. At $70, it's cheap enough to tinker with.
On Mar 4, 2014 8:28 PM, "Joe Fagliarone" <jsfagliarone at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Thank you!
> Joe Fagliarone
> 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
>> > > 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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