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Re: [school-discuss] Project developing free school server solution

Am Samstag, 18. Oktober 2003 02:39 schrieb ian:
> On Fri, 2003-10-17 at 22:39, Bjoern Scheuermann wrote:
> > In fact, we're discussing skolelinux as a basis for our system.
> What are you proposing for thin client support? Also print management is
> an issue in schools from thin client. Thin client for schools provides a
> good transition from Windows to Linux. You can use the local clients
> running Windows with applications that are education specific but only
> run on Windows and thin client for productivity such as OO.o, Mozilla,
> E-mail etc. This breaks out of the MS upgrade cycle but maintains
> compatibility. We have a number of networks based on Mandrake running in
> schools here in the UK using this model.

In our earlier versions we have support for a remote-boot linux, but not yet 
any thin client support. This also provides the ability to use Linux and 
Windows on all clients in parallel without having to maintain local Linux 
installations (and it requires much less resources on the server).

But on our to-do-list for the new version thin client support / terminal 
server is a point, especially to be able to use old (486+) client hardware 
with modern software. We have not worked on this yet, but we're going to 
evaluate the skolelinux terminal server as well as K12LTSP and then decide 
how this can and will be realized.