NewsForge: A Q&A with LTSP's Jim McQuillan
Jun 13, 2004, 12:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Barr: Why did you start LTSP?
"McQuillan: We started LTSP to solve a problem
for a customer. They wanted 35 new terminals to access an AS/400
and a SCO Unix server. We really didn't want to continue using
Windows, so we decided to figure out a way to do it with Linux.
We'd thought about full PCs with hard disks and CD-ROM bootable
systems, then we found the netboot howto and decided that this was
it. The problem was, the howto did a great job of explaining how to
boot a single workstation, but didn't cover the idea of booting 35
separate workstations. That's when we got to work and created
something that eventually became known as LTSP. That was back in