From: "DCR" <DCR(a)bbhs.suffolk.sch.uk>
Date sent: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 12:03:15 -0000
Subject: [suse-linux-uk-schools] Looking for some serious help.
This is exactly the sort of thing I want to be able to do. With
computers having a "useful" life currently of 4/5 years it means we
shall be replacing 25/20% of our stock annually. When I see what
the average pupil actually achieves on a computer, this seems to
be unnecessary. I, too will have an increasing number of "old"
machines and would like to use them in this way, too.
Okay I have been reading this list for a couple of weeks with increasing
Now I have a rough plan of what I want to do with my Linux set up, and I
need some guidance from all of you that seeem to be so much more advanced
At the moment we have a Linux server running Suse 6.1 which acts as our
proxy server controlling internet access. We also have a NT network running
which is our main network.
Now what i want is to set up some machines that run directly from the Linux
server, that run the kde desktop and are able to surf the internet. That is
all they have to do, I don't want them to access the main network or run
any other applications, just be able to surf the net and possibly safe
files to disk.
Now what i need to know is how hard this will be and what sort of hardware
I have a cupboard full of old 486's in various states of disrepair and was
hoping to be able to put these to some use. I am particularly keen to use
them as diskless terminals if possible.
So now what i need is a very friendly soul or souls who would be willing to
help talk me through all this, in exchange for infinite thanks and any help
Looking forward to hearing from someone soon
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