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Re: [school-discuss] Further to rolling your own thin clients

Hi Daniel,

The maintenance/support issue is EXACTLY why K12LTSP was created. EVERY school has this problem. Thin-clients that require no maintenance, no support and no time to install is the only way for schools to provide enough computers to students.

It may take some time for everyone to figure this out. That's why I always point out that K12LTSP was designed by teachers for use in schools.

Good luck with your sample case. Do a write up and we'll post it on K12OS.org.

;-) Paul

Daniel Howard wrote:
Well, it looks like we can buy certified LTSP thin clients that are only $70 USD more than the roll your own approach at diskless workstations:


although we thought getting the technically savvy parents involved in a NetDay type event to assemble and load them would be beneficial to getting the story out. We'll still drag the parents in to help convert old PCs into thin clients...

Is there a hardware resource section of the schoolforge web site that I'm missing? A review of new LTSP thin clients somewhere? Should we add one? In our case, we plan to use our elementary school's example and make a case to the city school system as a whole, which is going to be looking for new technology when a huge leased computer program expires in 2007. The IT maintenance/support school-wide has been a major issue for many years now.


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