Ubuntu thin client network

Asked by tombelcher7


I am eager to have a go at setting up a thin client network in my home and I have seen thin client in action at the college where I work as an IT technician. I have been reading the ubuntu thin client 'How To' page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ThinClientHowto

and have seen that I need a very particular version of ubuntu server edition namely, Ubuntu 5.10 and I have found its release notes page but have not seen a download link. Could someone provide me with a link? Also are any of the newer versions i.e. 7.04 (server edition) able to be used as thin client server as obviously I would prefer to have newer software?

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Best laga (laga) said :

While I don't have any special experience with Ubuntu in a thin client environment, I don't see why it wouldn't work in current releases. The needef functionality - eg X, NFS, nfsroot support in the kernel and maybe a tftp server are still available in Ubuntu.

I think google would reveal some guides how to achieve what you want with current distributions. I've heard very good things about DRBL [1] so far, but it's not integrated into Ubuntu yet. We (the Mythbuntu team) will try to get that into Ubuntu for the next release, though.

[1] http://drbl.sourceforge.net/

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tombelcher7 (tombelcher7) said :

Thanks Michael Haas, that solved my question.