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Just one of many LTSP Success Stories
LTSP is in use all over the world, and we really like to capture some success stories from people who have deployed solutions based on it. This page may shown only the newest additions. Go to the bottom of the page and chose a previous archive or total history to see the older entries.
Some people may find it helpful for you to post details about your hardware and software. This will give them an idea of how much resources are required to run an environment. Suggested hardware details: CPU brand, speed and cache; total memory. Software details: LTSP version, window manager name and version, typical applications, kernel version (2.4 or 2.6?). Other details: number of total and concurrent users, whether the server is over- or under-loaded.
Here is how one school did it.
Logical Networking Solutions has, so far, deployed 9 total Ubuntu LTSP networks in Sonoma County, California (USA).
7 networks belong to schools of an elementary school district in Santa Rosa. Each of these sites have 35-40 LTSP terminals in their computer labs, and will soon expand the network into the classrooms. The terminals vary in nature – some sites have older Compaq iPaq workstations (P3 500MHz, 128MB RAM). One site has all new Neoware E100 thin-clients (1GHz, 128MB RAM), and another site has all new HP T5530 thin-clients (also 128MB, 800MHz Via Eden low power CPUs). They all boot via PXE to a standardized HP Proliant ML370 G5 server (2x Dualcore Intel Xeon 1.6GHz CPUs, 8GB RAM, 2x SAS HDDs in a hardware RAID 1 mirror, 2x 1Gb/sec NICs, redundant power supplies, yadda yadda) at each school site, besides one site that has the same server hardware, except for the difference of 2x Quadcore Xeon 3.0 GHz CPUs. The servers all run Ubuntu LTS versions and LTSP, with Gnome as the graphical desktop environment. A mix of them have VMWare Server, handing out Windows 2000 Terminal Services for legacy applications through the open-source ‘rdesktop’ application on the thin-clients, sound included. The most used applications, however, are Firefox, Typing Master (a commercially developed typing tutor for Linux), Open Office – and of course, games at lunch!
Simple ltsp setup: