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Re: [suse-linux-uk-schools] 19 station LTSP network
  • From: Miles Berry <mberry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 14:16:33 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <426E4D20.4000302@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
It's a tempting idea...
We're a prep school, the oldest pupil being 11 years old. I think the problem for those holding the purse strings would be getting things fixed if there are problems later. I certainly don't want the hassle or repsonsibility myself, quite enough on etc...
Thanks, though.

linuxgirlie wrote:
Why do you draw the line at building the computers? My year 11 and 6th
formers love it!!

The year 11s (about 4 of them) actually managed to build 30 computers
in the lunch break.....and all of them worked ;)


On 4/26/05, Miles Berry <mberry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I've just been asked to draft a proposal for /possibly/ setting up a 2nd
IT room here at St Ives. Unfortunately, the preliminary figures will be
needed by 4/5/05!
I'd like to explore the possibility of going the LTSP route (we have a
multi-purpose Linux server already, but are running win98 clients on the
rest of the network). We can do a fair bit of stuff ourselves (network
cabling and configuration), but draw the line at building computers!
The room would be quite cramped with 19 stations, and cost is going to
be a key issue here, I'm afraid.
The thin client option seems quite appealing, but I'd prefer KDE
desktops, even though this may place a lot of extra load on the poor
application server, and obviously would want to run things like Office
software, and web-browsing; I'd also like to be able to run rosegarden
and gimp(!)
Can anyone here suggest specs and suppliers for the server(s) and
terminals, or point me in the direction of UK based suppliers?
Also, I wonder if any of the commercial interests on the list would be
interested in quoting for this? If so, perhaps they'd like to get in
touch directly, mberry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Miles Berry
Deputy Head
St Ives School Haslemere

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