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Linux Terminal Server Project

I just saw this on LinuxToday:


It's the Linux Terminal Server Project.  I figured those of you
working on Linux X-terminals would be interested.  Let us know
what you think.

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Title: Linux Terminal Server Project

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Announcing an Open Source project

Linux Terminal Server Project

Linux makes a great platform for deploying diskless workstations that boot from a network server. We have started an open source project to create the administration tools that will make setting up a diskless workstation easier.

What is a diskless workstation?

We define a diskless workstation as a computer that doesn't boot it's operating system from a hard disk (or floppy). Instead, it locates a server on the local area network and downloads the operating system across the network. Now that may seem like it would be terribly slow, but if you think about it, the Linux kernel is only about 400 kbytes, and if you have a 10mbit network, you can download the kernel in less than a half of a second! Upgrade to a 100mbit network, and it gets even better.

We are very excited about this technology, and we have written down the details of how we got to this point. It may help you to understand the significance of the LTSP project.
Click here to read the story.

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We have setup several mailing lists to keep you informed of the progress of the Linux Terminal Server Project. Please signup today.

Where to get a network card with a BOOTROM

The LTSP project contains all of the information and software you will need to build your own diskless workstations and configure your server. For those of you that don't have the time to build your own, visit www.DisklessWorkstations.com where you can purchase everything you need, including complete workstations, network boards, eproms, eprom programmers and fee based consulting.

The Linux Terminal Server Project is made possible by generous sponsorship from DisklessWorkstations.com.

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