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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phoenix
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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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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

We've floated that suggestion a couple of times, but it's always been shot down by either the teacher, the school, or the school board. ;)

These are in elementary schools, where you'd think it would get students interested in technology by seeing the inner workings of an OS install ... but it's been poo-poohed by the higher ups.

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