[sf-lug] CAS School Lab

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Oct 23 15:37:52 PDT 2009

Quoting Michael Paric (mparic at compbizsolutions.com):

> To those who I spoke with about the Benicia LTSP project, you were  
> absolutely right. We didn't (couldn't) run the graphical desktop on 386 
> machines; I'm not sure where I got that from, maybe I'm just sleep  
> deprived. We *did* try to use a couple 486 systems however they just  
> didn't have the memory or graphics capabilities to be useful. The oldest 
> systems we had functioning were white-box PIII 500Mhz  computers with 
> 256MB RAM which we added 3Com BOOTROM NICs. Sorry for the confusion.

That sounds about right.  Anything older is going to suffer a variety 
of problems including fragility.  You really don't need that kind of

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