Been looking at the solutions provided and have not really been
Kde kiosk does look good but needs a reliable way of being propergated
across the pcs.
Nfs does have its limitations in that when the network is down all we
can do is sit on our hands.
With things like karushi and openschoolserver they look nice but are
massive over kill. We already have a very expencive infastructure
which makes 98% of it redundent.
All we need is something to manage the suse desktops.
So it looks like I going to have to be a programmer - joy - can really
see why Linux is doing so well in the uk edu.
I can't see our position being much different from most uk schools/FE
as we got reasable kit from gov money.
We looking to try and pump prime FOSS in the north east (well our
little bit) in our computing course. Also think small, this is a dept
trying this out. We currently out on our own as IT support will not
From the look of it suse edu looks good as a demo but get above ten
installs it starts turning into a pig.
Also looked at ltsp and it is really not what we want, as far as I can
tell, as our environent is not thin. Also after trawling through pages
on how to get local apps I gave up, hopefully that will improve over
time. The big worry with ltsp is reliability, I have seen mentioned
about multipuly lts but no howtos on it
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