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Enterprise Linux Today: City of Largo Goes Live With KDE 2.1.1

Jul 23, 2001, 21:03 (14 Talkback[s])
"The City of Largo is a thin client/X shop. We have 400 thin client devices that support X, 800 total users, and run about 230 concurrently during the heaviest part of the day. For the last 7 years, we have always built one large 'desktop' system that everyone logs into and gets their desktop. All of the icons do a 'rsh' to other systems and then start up the various software packages that we have in the City. For instance, an icon will say "WordPerfect" and the command executed is "rsh oa1 /usr/local/bin/sh_wordperfect $DISPLAY". Previously, this function was done by the IXI Desktop on SCO OpenServer, and then later we ran KDE 1 on OpenServer, then Unixware. The Friday cutover was moving all of these users off of Unixware to RedHat Linux 7.1 and KDE 2.1.1 Because only KDE is running on this machine, the performance is a good look at how KDE scales.

The cutover has gone *really* well. Most of the issues that we have had have been people issues and not technology issues. I have been keeping notes and the issues that came up are noted below..."

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