[sf-lug] Creating a Linux Lab

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Mon Jul 2 10:07:13 PDT 2007

Tom Haddon wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-07-01 at 12:18 -0700, Jason Turner wrote:
>> One more vote for Sunday, July 8th.
> Just came across this article, which makes interesting reading:
> http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/linux_terminal_server
> Talks about setting up Edubuntu server as a Linux Terminal Server (seems
> to be pretty straightforward) and then having the clients connect/boot
> over the network. A lot less maintenance (only one machine to backup),
> and potentially easily expandable to additional clients. However, this
> may be the deal breaker for us:
> "For up to 10 clients, and modest services, use a recent desktop PC with
> 1GB of RAM and an extra NIC."
> Not sure if there's a machine that would qualify for these specs. It
> might be possible to move some RAM around in some of the machines that
> are on site, but in any case, something to think about/test and/or
> discuss. 
> There's always the option of doing a straight install on each machine if
> that's the way we'd rather go, or if this type of "server class" machine
> isn't available.
> Thanks, Tom
>> --
>> jt
We have a similar setup (Edubuntu LTSP) at SF State that we have been 
testing for some time now. I'm planning on a demo/presentation in the 
next two weeks or so. If there is any interest, I'll open it up to 
SF-LUG as well.


Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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