Does Open Source make life easy????

Karl Goetz kamping_kaiser at
Wed Nov 14 21:58:44 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-11-14 at 10:41 -0500, Jim Kronebusch wrote:
> Does anyone think local installs of Knoppix or Damn Small Linux running from a local HD
> or flash drive in these laptops would be a good suggestion?  Something like this would
> loose some eye-candy but should run great with the stated hardware.  Then the wireless
> could be used for Internet Access, Central Auth (LDAP), and possibly NFS homes such as

54mb router.
20 clients
3mb each.
I'm not sure i can agree running NFS homes over 3mb wireless is a good
idea tbh.

> Gavin suggested.  There are many solutions for mass cloning that I'm sure could be
> figured out fairly quick.

The ongoing maintainace is the real kicker.

> If you wanted to stick with an Ubuntu derivative I'd definitely stick with Xubuntu. 
> This will run much better with a local install than Ubuntu or Kubuntu.  The window
> manager is largely what limits your hardware.  I've ran Xubuntu on an 800Mhz PIII with
> 256RAM and it performed fairly well.  I too would not suggest trying to run any type of
> LTSP over wireless, you'll end up writing another letter of frustration :-)

I have to agree with the LTSP over wireless comments - try not to(!).

> Jim


Karl Goetz,
Debian user / Ubuntu contributer / gNewSense contributer

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