I've been running K12LTSP since about 1999 (two different schools). Our server bit the big one (hardware) over the summer and I had to rebuild it from scratch. Not being able to find a K12 iso, I went with this:
I used this iso:
The trick was to hit F4 and select the LTSP mode during the install. Then it was off to the races. When you log in it will offer the opportunity to upgrade to a newer release. I was pressed for time, so I did not exercise that option, but I will as soon as I get the chance.
The difference between vanilla LTSP & K12LTSP is that it doesn't install the education applications (Gcompris, etc). However, no one at our school has used those for quite some time, making it a non-issue for me. All they need is LibreOffice and the Internet.
The huge advantage I see with LTSP is the ease of system administration. New things are installed in one place and then are available to all. It doesn't matter which workstation you sit at, you get the same environment. Maybe that's something you can do with Windows/Macs, but I have no desire to learn those technologies. LTSP works for us.
On October 20, 2016 at 11:47 PM Patrick Fleming <k12ltsp rwcinc net> wrote:
I'm looking to migrate a K12LTSP server either later this year or next
summer. Is the code so broken that I'm not going to be able to do that
easily? I don't mind spending _some_ time on it, but this is an office
server that can't really be down for too long - or at all.
On Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:13:25 -0400
"Terrell Prude' Jr." <microman cmosnetworks com> wrote:
As much as I hate to admit it, yeah, I'd have to agree with that
sentiment now. It's ironic that LTSP was created to foster low-cost
computing by using older, diskless computers as thin clients...and
has become a victim of its own success. Nowadays, we can get pretty
powerful used desktop computers for as little as $99. LTSP's goal
has been achieved...at the cost of its own continued success!
These days, the "low cost" computer option is to just pick up some
good used computers and Ghost an image to the boxes.
But oh, boy, when LTSP came out, it sure was needed, and it sure did
fill that need in excellent style.
On 10/20/2016 05:49 PM, Brian Fristensky wrote:
It has been clear for some time now that LTSP is dead. There is no
in supporting it and keeping it current.
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