|FROM ||From: "michael howard"
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [hangout] linux terminal server project www.ltsp.org
This looks to me like it will really take off. They're even selling
computers specifically made for it, though any old 486 will work fine as
a terminal and have the power of the "server", or central computer,
whatever. In fact there's a patch to make the network operate as a
cluster, too, MOSIX.
I think it's a great thing for schools especially, where "musical chair"
public-use workstations are needed, there's many using it already it
seems - http://www.riverdale.k12.or.us/linux/k12ltsp.html
Also for businesses, and it seems a notably good service for consultants
to offer. A client could "upgrade" all their old computers to a very
fast one simply by buying one fast server, spending basically nothing for
software and hardware, only on the installation and maintenance services
for the system - that it, all the invoice money goes for our loved
techiehead. In a public bidding for a network upgrade or install
contract, whoever used this would almost surely win on the price.
You might end up with a whole bunch of leftover hard drives from all the
workstations however :)
It would be nice to spend a couple of sessions playing around with this
thing. In fact I've noticed the LXNY computers at Kings Games have some
sort of boot-rom on the network cards already.
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