Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 1st Mar 2011 16:39 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu Linux has millions of fans. What's not to like? A free operating system with ten thousand free applications, websites covering everything you might ever want to know, tutorials, active forums, and more. Yet for all these benefits, situations pop up when you want a faster, lighter operating system. Perhaps you have an older computer, or maybe a netbook or a mobile device. Wouldn't it be great to have a lightweight Ubuntu? That day has finally arrived. Lubuntu offers a way to stay in the Ubuntu family -- with a product that performs better and uses fewer resources.
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d.marcu
Member since:
2009-12-27

if you have 100 identical machines, why don't you just install it on one of them and use clonezilla or something similar to copy on the rest of them?

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

You'd still have to touch 100 machines.

We're a diskless shop, where everything is installed on the server and accessed via NFS. Our desktop setup is "edit dhcpd.conf; turn on desktop".

Schools bought the eeePCs against our wishes, so we're very hands-off on them. Now that they've reached the limits of the Xandros install, they want them upgraded, but we really don't have the time to spend on them.

Even 10 minutes per system to clone/test them ... is a couple days of a tech's time doing nothing but cloning.

We're considering options for dealing with these over the summer, though.

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asupcb Member since:
2005-11-10

Why don't you make it part of a student computer class and have the students do it?

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