[vox-if] Potential multi-computer RSVP for school

Jonathan Stickel vox-if@lists.lugod.org
Fri, 14 Nov 2003 14:09:20 -0800

It sounds to me like this fellow would like to setup something somewhat 
simple that he could maintain.  A thin client sounds nice and sexy, but 
how would it work for a newbie (I know nothing about them)?  I'd 
personally recommend RedHat 9 or this new Fedora.  RedHat's gui 
configuration programs really helped me get started with minimal 
frustration.  Just my 2 cents.

It does sound like a great community service project.  I offer my help.


Rusty Minden wrote:
> I do not know about it, but would love to help out. I am very interested in 
> this for my Brother-in-law. 6 kids from junior-high to college. Very little 
> money (big surprise). A chance to use older computers with no hard drive and 
> a single good computer looks like a winner to me.
> On Friday 14 November 2003 01:42 pm, Bill Kendrick wrote:
>>A fellow wrote in to Rusty:
>>  I am currently trying to put together several computers for my
>>  children's school.  I want to network them all together.  As I aquire
>>  components I have been looking at an operating system to install. The
>>  safe method would be to install MS but the cost is prohibitive and I
>>  just don't like it in general. I am familiar with linux but have never
>>  installed it. I need to find a linux version  that will be low
>>  maintenance and have a good amount of education oriented applications.
>>  Furthermore, since I have never installed it I would need some serious
>>  help there.  Could you recommend a linux version to use?  Also, when I
>>  get these systems together, if I bring all the equipment to an
>>  installfest could I arrange with you or someone else to help me
>>  configure the whole setup?
>>Rusty fwd'd that to vox-officers.  I responded by pointing out the K12LTSP
>>thin-client project:
>>  http://www.k12ltsp.org/
>>I also suggested we discuss on vox-if or vox-tech.  So, I'm posting here.
>>I know Henry House has done thin client stuff, but not sure if he ever
>>gets out to Installfests.  I'm INTERESTED, but have no experience
>>(and don't have time to go to this Sunday's IF)
>>Any other comments/suggestions?
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