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Re: [school-discuss] LTSP - eWeek Lab review of interest

ccraig@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1822061,00.asp - Lab test review
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1820861,00.asp - Comparison

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The link from the article to this page


adds the back half of the parentheses.

I observe that there is a sixty day window for upgrades.

"60-days of free upgrades and maintenance service for your solution"

Does this mean that the end-user needs to pay for software updates at the end of this time?

The article also mentions

"After installation, IT managers will have to configure network settings"


"We ran a console command to set up the LTSP service, which enabled our thin clients to connect to the server."

In a DHCP environment, these are two steps not required when installing the K12LTSP.

It is fantastic and necessary to see entrepreneurial innovation in this area, but is it fair and accurate to say that these "models make LTSP more realizable to those who don't have the time or skills necessary to implement LTSP?" It seems to be a statement that needlessly introduces a degree of FUD around the astounding community of support found on the K12OSN, schoolforge, and debian-edu lists, among others. Solutions like yours are good enough not to need to do this.