LinuxPlanet: Setting Up Your Own Diskless Workstations with LTSP

“It is no news flash that local computer networks are very
prevalent and widely used nowdays. The most common solution, is the
ubiquitous PC-as-workstations model. But once you start adding in
the costs for servers plus all of the headaches of the
client-server model into the mix, some organizations may be
wondering if this is truly the best solution.

“One alternative, particularly for companies where employees
work in few sessions, could be diskless workstations

“Right away, the advantages of this model are clear. IT
departments can economize on hard drives and on RAM. They will also
not need the most powerful CPUs for each PC, since all applications
will be executed on server. Beyond that, any user will be able to
use his or her own configured window environment without any regard
for the actual workstation on which they will be working…”


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