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Re: [K12OSN] thin clients



In this thread about thin clients, I thought I'd chime in and tell you
guys what I'm using as my main workstation.

First of all, we do "eat our own dogfood" here in the LTSP development
lab.  In fact, we have for many years.

My setup on my desk is:

  HP 5505 thin client (733mhz Transmeta, 128mb of ram)
  HP 2335 23" Flat panel
  Apple Mac keyboard
  Logitech wireless mouse

The setup works GREAT!

My latest addition is the HP 23" flat panel.  It does 1920x1200, and the
Ati graphics chipset in the 5505 thin client drives it perfectly.  Of
course I had to add a custom modeline, but that just shows the
flexibility of LTSP.

I'm using the Apple Mac keyboard, because it is the best USB keyboard
that I've been able to find.  And believe me, I've tried many.
The keyboard works great, but I did have to re-map the "apple" key to be
an "Alt" key.


Jim McQuillan
jam Ltsp org



On Tue, 19 Apr 2005, Scott Sherrill wrote:

> John Arends wrote:
>
> > Have any of you tried using thin clients boxes from wyse or another company
> > instead of old PCs as your thin clients?
> >
> >
>
> We use HP Compaq  t5305 from disklessworkstations.com for key users
> (secretaries). Main reason?  It *looks* better than an old PC.  Some users see
> an old PC and they think uh! things are  going to run so slow or how come I am
> not getting a new machine like everyone else.
>
> They see a new sleek looking box and they lose that prejudice.
>
> Silly but it works.  We've had really good luck with the t5305 too:  plug it
> in and it goes.
>
> Scott
>
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