"Administrators interested in a cost-efficient, powerful, and
easy-to-manage thin client server should consider Diskless Remote
Boot in Linux (DRBL), a server-based open source application that
lets organizations deploy GNU/Linux across many clients. DRBL lets
clients boot a Linux image over the network, so client hard drives
can retain their own operating systems, or clients can do without
hard drives altogether.
"We installed DRBL at my school, Tokyo Christian University
(TCU), last year to replace an aging infrastructure of 15 Windows
ME clients. These systems could not run a number of new
applications, and users could not save any profile settings or
store any documents in the system. Also, the system administrators
only upgraded the labs between semesters because of the time
involved. DRBL resolved all three of these problems..."
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