[TriLUG] Dumb Terminals?
Mon, 10 Jun 2002 11:58:18 -0400
I've done exactly what you mention as your first idea and it worked
great. I helped to facilitate a basic Linux class during a NSBE
(National Society of Black Engineers, http://www.nsbe.org) regional
meeting for collegiates at UNC last year. We used an existing lab and
people telnet'd into my laptop (PIII700, 256M RAM at the time) and ran
various commands, even compiling a few things. The compilation was
painful on the laptop mainly due to the horrible disk I/O, but
everything worked without a hitch. A physical server with a decent
processor/ram/disk subsystem would be perfect.
The machines you mention are *way* more than enough. If all you need is
telnet or ssh, you can fit everything on a single floppy (either DOS
with packet drivers for whatever NIC you choose or a mini-Linux distro).
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Lisa C. Boyd
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> >check out www.ltsp.org and www.k12ltsp.org.
> These two sites have given me a good start on the info I was
> looking for.
> Basically I've been thinking of two projects (just in the
> planning stages
> so don't hold me to any of this yet): one project would be
> possibly setting
> up dumb terminals and server for Linux newbie classes; the
> other would be
> to set up this stuff in school labs where needed.
> Hating to see computers go to waste, I have a way possibly to
> buy (really
> cheap) old used computers whose future is to be melted
> down/recycled the
> hard way (IMHO). There are basically two types of computers I
> may be able
> to pick up - those below 233Mhz and 233Mhz and above.
> Obviously the second
> group might cost a little more money than the others, so if
> the lower end
> computers would work fine, then it would be beneficial to go
> with them.
> Some of the computers, especially the older ones, would need
> some elbow
> grease to clean (physically blowing the dust out and wiping
> off whatever
> these people spilled on the cases years ago) but they are
> relatively good
> computers - I think.
> So thanks for the information and I hope to be coming back to
> you with some
> more plans soon and asking for help :) This group is
> wonderful as always!
> Lisa B.
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