On Sat 14 Feb 2004 09:27, ilug-request at linux.ie wrote:
> We got a 3rd hand server a few days ago and am playing around with it as
> a terminal server. By our standards it is a pretty beefy machine, a
> compaq proliant 5500 with 4 PIII Xeon 500MHz chips and 3X18 GB scsi
> drives. Downloaded and installed a distribution from
>http://www.k12ltsp.org/ which is based around Fedora Core 1 and the
> software developed by the Linux Terminal Server Project
> I want to do two things.
>> * Use some old computers as thin clients and distribute them to
> various parts of the school.
Good way to breath new life into old hardware.
> * Buy a couple of really snazzy looking thin clients
>There are a few ways to go with this.
1) you can source some small, cheap systems from suppiers. I know that St.
Olliver's, www.socc.ie do this, so they might be able to help your with
I also have played with NCD thin clients. I got one from the last place I
worked. They ate ARM-based, and though they won't run Linux, they can connect
to your Linux system with binaries they provide, once the tftp, dhcp and
other services are set-up. They are pretty small, with small footprints and
even set-up nas automatically.
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