[TriLUG] Dumb Terminals?
Fri, 07 Jun 2002 21:05:06 -0400
We have also found it good for situations where you need to do remote
management of systems.
Jason Tower wrote:
> check out www.ltsp.org and www.k12ltsp.org. i've set this up few times
> and it works great. the thin clients need only a floppy drive, 16MB or so
> of ram, and a nic. no hard drive or cdrom is needed. or you can use a
> special nic with a bootrom built in and dump the floppy too. they are
> totally stateless, so if one conks out just toss it and drop in a
> replacement. if you have a large number of users all of whom have only
> basic computing needs, this is a fantastic way to go.
> > I'm not sure I'm even going to be asking this question right, so cut me
> > some slack please :)
> > In one of the articles past along to the group (I believe from Josep)
> > about schools switching to Linux, it was mentioned that a server is
> > setup and then dumb terminals are used in the computer labs. What
> > exactly is needed inside the computer for a dumb terminal? Like how
> > much memory? hard drive? network card? etc. I'm assuming that the
> > computer wouldn't need a floppy or cd-rom either.
> > Any info is greatly appreciated. Just point me in the right direction
> > :) TIA!
> > Lisa B.
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