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RE: [ttlug] Thin client configuration

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  • Richard Jobity
    Powerful server, minimal clients. Depends on the number of nodes you want to run. The more powerful the server (lots of memory and decent network throughput),
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 7 5:54 AM
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      Powerful server, minimal clients.

      Depends on the number of nodes you want to run. The more powerful the
      server (lots of memory and decent network throughput), the better.
      Clients can be the old machines you parked up in preparation for
      disposal.

      If you are doing the standard wp/ss/dbase stuff, you can get away with
      100mbit network. Move a lot of media data around, you're better off
      with a 1000 mbit network capability.




      To answer your question, your thin client can be literally any machine
      from a Pentium III up (i say III only because you want your motherboards
      working fine and not falling apart because of old age)

      Memory - about 128 MB per thin client.
      CPU - any thing from a P3 up
      Network card - once it is supported by Linux, you should be fine. Look
      for a good Realtek if you are working on the cheap side.
      Hard drive - not needed, actually.

      Use K12LTSP, Edubuntu or one of the specialist thin client distros.



      -rij

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      From: TTLUG@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TTLUG@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      Dave Smith
      Sent: Saturday, July 05, 2008 2:28 PM
      To: TTLUG
      Subject: [ttlug] Thin client configuration



      Can anyone let me know what the hardware/software requirements are for a

      thin client? I'm not getting much detail out of my Google searches.

      Thanks

      Dave Smith

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    • Jevin K. Ramjattan
      I worked for a company that specialized in thin client solutions, in both windows- and linux-based environments. you can check them out at:
      Message 2 of 6 , Jul 7 8:29 AM
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        I worked for a company that specialized in thin client solutions, in
        both windows- and linux-based environments.

        you can check them out at:
        http://www.thesymbiont.com/

        HTH.

        --
        Jevin Ramjattan
        http://eurojev.blogspot.com
        http://humanotechnology.blogspot.com


        --- In TTLUG@yahoogroups.com, Dave Smith <dave.smith@...> wrote:
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        > Thanks. That's a start ...
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        > cancer76tt wrote:
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        > > You may do better to check out HP or other such vendors (Dell, IBM)..
        > > even Sun has some offerings
        > >
        > > My knowledge of this is very limited but from what I can recall,
        > > besides the thin clients you will also require a controller (basically
        > > a server) that handles the PXE boot up requests as well as to host the
        > > images in use by your clients.
        > >
        > > As for software, you will find that depends entirely on your
        > > implementation as most of the players in the market so far are
        > > approaching this in much the same manner as the business practices of
        > > the 80s.. creating silos out of their software such that you cannot
        > > take hardware from one and software from the other..
        > >
        > > --- In TTLUG@yahoogroups.com <mailto:TTLUG%40yahoogroups.com>, Dave
        > > Smith <dave.smith@> wrote:
        > > >
        > > > Can anyone let me know what the hardware/software requirements are
        > > for a
        > > > thin client? I'm not getting much detail out of my Google searches.
        > > >
        > > > Thanks
        > > >
        > > > Dave Smith
        > > >
        > > >
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