Planning for summer work/next school year

Gavin McCullagh gmccullagh at
Tue May 31 09:23:24 UTC 2011


On Mon, 30 May 2011, David Groos wrote:

> School year here in Minnesota is winding down, I'll take a bit of break,
> then will be back to preparing the technology for the next school year.
> I've had great success with 10.04 with localapps.  Next year I want to move
> to Fat Clients.  I'm guessing I'm not alone in this.  My BIG QUESTION is,
> which Edubuntu should I use: 10.04, 10.10 or 11.4?  

I can't speak about the LTSP aspect, but I've noticed some bugginess in
Natty.  Gnome losing all settings (due to gconfd problem I suspect), I'm
not at all a fan of the ubiquiti desktop either -- though you can choose
classic view.

I'd be a little cautious, that's all.  If the LTS release has everything
you want, it's like to be a slightly cleaner experience for now.  12.04 is
probably the next LTS release.

One thing that might be nice that I never thought of before would be to run
your LTS environment in LVM (the logical volume manager).  Assuming you had
a modest amount of disk space free, you should be able to snapshot the
volumes, then run the upgrade, test it for a while and roll back if you're
not happy.  You should be able to do this several times over the summer and
roll back each time.  You might want to snapshot the home dirs too, as
programs may upgrade settings of users and then if you roll back, it may
not know what to do with them.  If you're doing that, you need to warn
users that they may get their home dir rolled back.


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