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Re: [seul-edu] thin clients using Linux in the classroom?

On Thu, 2002-10-31 at 14:49, Dennis Daniels wrote:
> Hello
> I've been visting campuses around San Diego lately and found that at 
> some sites they are using thin clients in the classroom and in the 
> libraries. They are using a product called citrix 
> http://www.citrix.com/. What's interesting is that the schools are 
> buying the services from other schools, in the case of at least one 
> school in San Diego, Helixcharter.net, they are buying the services from 
> Lemon Grove, which is a fairly small school district. The clients have 
> MS products running on them. But the Citrix site says it'll run on Unix 
> as well.
> To outfit a room with 30 thin client stations cost about 12K$. That's 
> not including the service fees for maintaining the server and access to 
> the databases. Ostensibly, the costs would be much lower if the package 
> did not include proprietary licensed apps.
> I point this out because, first I'm not aware of an Open Source, thin 
> client server product. And secondly, if there is one, does anyone know 
> if it's being used in a public school environment?
> Anyone heard of a linux server for thin clients in the Open Source world?
> thanks
> Dennis


Please have a look at www.k12ltsp.org. I think it's exactly what you're
looking for : it's meant for schools. Anyway, it's based on the more
general lstp (cf. www.ltsp.org). Another thin client server (that I just
found on the net, without having ever heard of) is PXES linux thin
client (cf. pxes.sourceforge.org).