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General Chat Thread, New Survey in General; Yes we used to cannibalise old machines for parts. Especially laptops. Or occasionally build a frankin-server out of several machines ...
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    Re: New Survey

    Yes we used to cannibalise old machines for parts. Especially laptops. Or occasionally build a frankin-server out of several machines and stuck Linux on it.

    However our current stock will be spared this fate. They'll be converted to thin clients instead as we're moving to Citrix.

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    Re: New Survey

    100 desktops over 2 sites (but then I am part-time)

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    Re: New Survey

    Let's gets some scale on this!

    We've got 21 class desktops and 5 admin desktops and the server...

    Hopefully that will be 23 class desktops by the summer!

    I'm part-time!

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    Re: New Survey

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    However our current stock will be spared this fate. They'll be converted to thin clients instead as we're moving to Citrix.
    Out of interest, how are you going to convert the machines?
    Are going to use ThinStation? or have you looked at this:
    http://www.precedence.co.uk/products/thinit/
    We have a Thin Client network & I have used both of the above. ThinStation takes some setting up, but is free. ThinIT is not free, but works very well.
    Precedence are even producing thier own Thin client machines. Very small footprint & work real well. Try to avoid ThinTune. The newer machines are not as good as the older ones.

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    Re: New Survey

    Neither, we'll be using Etherboot.

    http://www.etherboot.org/wiki/about

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    Re: New Survey

    Looks to be a similar project to ThinStation.
    It is an excellent idea though, to turn your old hardware into thin clients. I must admit I have moved away from turning the old legacy machine into thinclient, but have still got some running on the network. These are mostly Pentium 233mhz machines. I found that uping the system memory does help though. I think the ones I have running have 128mb ram.
    They run Windows 2003 server with no problem. Anyway, good luck with this project.

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    Re: New Survey

    When you say support, does that include teachers thinking that their personal computers at home are also part of the network???

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