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OpenSuse's Kiwi-LTSP: Easy Thin Client Server - Snake Oil or Fountain of Youth?

Mar 03, 2009, 21:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Tripp)

"Another issue we dealt with was user data backup. Most users documents and settings only existed on their local machines, and some users were given access to share folders for their data. Requiring users to consciously backup data is not the best solution and lead to lost data.

"A third problem area was support of a large number of public computers that utilized 'Guest' logins. Because these computers could not be joined to the domain they required a technician on-site to manually update individual computers.

"Kiwi-LTSP is probably best suited for this last scenario. Libraries and schools often offer basic computer access to citizens or students for research, web browsing, email and word processing. Libraries and schools, working under tight budget constraints, tend to utilize computers longer than many commercial environments and attract donations of rather old computer hardware."

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