Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Mar 2013 16:13 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Mark Shuttleworth: "I simply have zero interest in the crowd who wants to be different. Leet. 'Linux is supposed to be hard so it's exclusive' is just the dumbest thing that a smart person could say." He's right. Lots of interesting insights in this blog post - I may not agree with everything Ubuntu does, but at least it's doing something.
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RE[4]: Comment by _cynic_
by phoenix on Fri 8th Mar 2013 20:58 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by _cynic_"
phoenix
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2005-07-11

We've received many comments from graduating students complaining about the lack of Linux in the universities around here. ;) Especially the lack of NX Client access to their accounts, from home. We've also received similar comments from staff members that have moved on to other districts in the province.

We've also noticed a lot of student netbooks running Linux. And many Linux .iso files in student download directories.

So, while I have no definitive numbers, there are students from our district using Linux at home.

Our diskless stations aren't uber-powerhouse machines, but they aren't bottom-of-the-barrel either: tri-core AMD AthlonII CPUs, 1 or 2 GB of RAM, onboard nvidia or AMD graphics, onboard 5.1 sound, onboard NIC. No harddrive, no CD-ROM, no moving parts other than the CPU and case fans. Under $200 CDN right now.

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RE[5]: Comment by _cynic_
by ssokolow on Fri 8th Mar 2013 22:31 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by _cynic_"
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2010-01-21

Our diskless stations aren't uber-powerhouse machines, but they aren't bottom-of-the-barrel either: tri-core AMD AthlonII CPUs, 1 or 2 GB of RAM, onboard nvidia or AMD graphics, onboard 5.1 sound, onboard NIC. No harddrive, no CD-ROM, no moving parts other than the CPU and case fans. Under $200 CDN right now.


Tell me more. I'm in Ontario and what you describe sounds appealing as a way to take advantage of my gigabit LAN to hang a second seat off my PC (currently running Lubuntu).

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