hi <br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 10/2/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Tom Haddon</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
Hi Folks,<br><br>For the HVLC project, we're looking into the possibility of doing a fat<br>client/diskless workstation setup. Essentially what this means is the<br>local hardware resources of the clients are being used, but the
<br>filesystem is centrally managed/updated.</blockquote></div><br>This is exactly what we are doing in our public middle school project. Here's what I have learned from doing so:<br><br>1) your users will always demand more resource intensive apps than you planned. So plan for that. heh
<br><br>2) To anticipate item # 1) above, you should try to max out the RAM, the NICs, the eth cables, the switches and the CPUs in the server and the clients within the budget you have avalable. You want to make sure you have a GB network.
<br><br>I would actually love to have anyone who is interested come over to see how our network is configured. We are using Edubuntu.<br><br>Coincidentally, if you are looking for vendors to supply your needs, I can make three recommendations: Steve Hargadon of
TechnologyRescue.com or Earl Malmrose of <a href="http://Zareason.com">Zareason.com</a>, or Yochai Gal of <a href="http://Techcollective.com">Techcollective.com</a>. All of them have helped out with thin client technology at our school, and they are all passionate, knowledgeable, and reliable.