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On Sun, 08 Jan 2006 15:09:06 +0000,
Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> __/ [Jim Richardson] on Sunday 08 January 2006 10:26 \__
>>> I was about to do this first thing tomorrow morning, but it sounds like a
>>> bit of a chore and somewhat of an investment. The reward is a fairly slug-
>>> gish machine (from a relative perspective at least). It seems somewhat
>>> pointless as there are two other machines in the office, which are much
>>> stronger. It is still exciting to see that Ubuntu is capable of handling
>>> both a 'foreign territory' and novelty hardware, much in contrary to the
>>> next FUD campaign
>>> Many thanks for the detailed explanation, which is likely to serve someone
>>> else since it's archived.
>> Why not use it as an ltsp terminal? if you have a decent spec machine to
>> host it. You might have to tweak a few things due to it being a PPC
>> machine, but maybe not. I haven't had to deal with that combination for
>> a while.
> I sometimes think that a single well-integrated machine has an advantage
> over multiple weaker machines. The maintenance (various synchronisations),
> electricity consumption, and setup time make it less than desirable unless
> you deal with multiple platforms.
> At the moment I have Windows, Linux and Mac at the office, which is proba-
> bly ideal for support purposes. The Windows machine has not been touched
> for about 3 months and the Mac -- about a month. Back when the primary ma-
> chine ran Windows, I was using Mandrake to produce some fine images with
> the GIMP and then passed them over on a floppy disk. In this particular
> case with a Mac, which could also run what is already run is tandem (Ubun-
> tu), I can't see such a step as pragmatic. I wouldn't do it for challenge
> or vanity and I am also aware, sometimes at the back of my mind, that it
> comes handy when Mac users report problems.
> Best wishes,
One of the advantages of something like ltsp, is that it reduces the
maint requirements, because most everything is on the central server.
Additionally, you can run ltsp from the machine, but still leave it able
to boot MacOS.
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Jim Richardson http://www.eskimo.com/~warlock
In questions of science the authority of a thousand is not worth the
humble reasoning of a single individual.