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[Gllug] [Fwd: [lbw] FW: [Ltsp-discuss] Announcement: K12Linux - LTSP Install CD-Rom -Beta 1 released...] (fwd)
  • From: Roger Whittaker <roger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 08:36:05 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0103010836330.5612-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


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Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 17:47:02 +0000
From: John Hearns <john.hearns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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To: gllug@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Gllug] [Fwd: [lbw] FW: [Ltsp-discuss] Announcement: K12Linux -
LTSP Install CD-Rom -Beta 1 released...]

I just got this from the Linux Beer Hike list.
It might interest anyone involved with Linux in schools.

Apologies if you've already got this from LBW,
but I do think its interesting.


Dan Field wrote:
>
> Perfect timing :)
>
> These guys have just (about 30 mins ago) released an LTSP server distro,
> Anyone interested in Terminal Servers and Diskless clients may like to check
> this out.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Nelson [mailto:pnelson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: 28 February 2001 02:06
> To: ltsp-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Ltsp-discuss] Announcement: K12Linux - LTSP Install CD-Rom -
> Beta 1 released...
>
> Hello Folks,
>
> We have made available the first version of our K12Linux - LTSP install
> CD-Rom.
> (Yes you will have to read the whole post to find the link!) ;-^)
>
> Before we get to the nitty gritty, I want to thank all the people who have
> worked on LTSP. Your work is about to have a huge impact on schools using
> Linux in classrooms.
>
> We also have to acknowledge the work of Eric Harrison from the Multnomah
> County Education Service District, OR. He is the one who put in many hours
> recompiling source RPM's and testing configurations to make this possible.
> He's done a great job. You'll appreciate it when you install and start
> booting workstations without editing a single file!
>
> You'll have to go to the web site to download it but here are some quick
> highlights:
>
> We've taken RH 7.0 and the LTSP packages and created an almost turn-key
> install. Eric has done a great job of integrating the LTSP rpms along with
> the RH 7 install engine. We've also incorporated the latest RH7 updates.
>
> Here's a short list of what's on the install CD:
>
> StarOffice - A powerful integrated office application suite (Yes, we have
> permission to redistribute StarOffice. It comes fully installed and
> functional in this version. It's not open source but Sun has given us
> permission to distribute it to schools via this CD-Rom)
> Netscape - Your basic web browser
> GIMP - A great graphics package
> gPhoto - A photograph manipulation tool
> Evolution - A complete IMAP/POP mail client and PIM
> Dia - A vector based drawing program
> DrGenius - A great geometry exploration program
> HitchHiker2000 - A 3D tour of the solar system
> Gnumeric - A powerful but easy to use spreadsheet
> Games - Several fun games - for learning purposes of course! ;-)
> FreeCiv - A multi-user Civilization game
>
> More good news, we have 1000 FREE Intel Celeron 366 processors to give away
> to schools building K12LTSP workstations. We also have some FREE Xeon 733
> cpu's for schools building terminal servers.
>
> We're shooting for 1000 terminals in 100 schools by 1 day - July 4th.
> Follow the i-day links for more info on this program.
>
> Ok, you've made it this far...
>
> http://www.riverdale.k12.or.us/linux/k12ltsp.html Read up on the project
> and follow the links to download the image. It's sitting on a DS3
> connection. You'll have the fastest transfer speeds at night when our
> network is not as busy.
>
> Remember, this a beta. You are invited to join our listserv and help out!
>
> ;-) Paul
> ==========================================================
> Paul Nelson................... pnelson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Riverdale School, 11733 SW Breyman Ave, Portland, OR 97219
> school (503)636-4511.....................fax (503)635-6342
> Riverdale Web Page......... http://www.riverdale.k12.or.us
> ==========================================================
>

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