Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Today I'll be talking about LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project) LTSP.org. Basically the server has the OS (Linux) on it. The server has a switch connected to it, and connected to that switch is the thin clients. The thin clients DO NOT NEED A HARD DRIVE ! ! ! as long as they can boot from the network either from the ROM on the NIC or using a PXE Boot CD-ROM. When the thin client machine powers on, it looks to the specified IP address of the server, once it communicates with the server, it then receives the OS from the server over the network. All "LOCAL" files are saved and ran on the server. We recently used this to set up computers at a school for children with special needs. Here is the link for that http://freegeekcentralflorida.blogspot.com/. Well check out the sites and let me know what you think.

I would apreciate any comments from Danny to clear up / catch anything I missed.




1 comment:

Danny said...

The Ubuntu LTSP is an excellent alternative to upgrading hardware. If a business, school, or organization is willing to convert to Ubuntu, they can probably keep and use all their existing hardware much longer than trying to keep pace by using Windows.

I highly recommend checking out The Linux Link Tech Show Podcast #217. The head guys for LTSP give some good information about what LTSP can and can't do, and where it's going.

The Ubuntu LTSP documentation is a good place to checkout too.

In the next few months, I'm going to spend much more time working with and learning LTSP. I can see this technology really helping save money for some organizations.