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Welcome to the KIWI-LTSP Portal edit
Bienvenue sur le portail KIWI-LTSP (LTSP 5) sur openSUSE. Vous trouverez ici toutes les informations nécessaires pour commencer.
What is KIWI-LTSP? edit
KIWI-LTSP utilizes ease of deployment and management provided by KIWI to bring our awesome distribution openSUSE to everyone that wishes to use thin client computing.
What is LTSP
The Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) adds thin-client support to Linux servers. LTSP is a flexible, cost effective solution that is empowering schools, businesses, and organizations all over the world to easily install and deploy desktop workstations. A growing number of Linux distributions include LTSP out-of-the-box.
Shiny new thin-clients and legacy PCs alike can be used to browse the Web, send e-mail, create documents, and run other desktop applications. LTSP not only improves Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), but more importantly, provides increased value over traditional computing solutions. LTSP workstations can run applications from Linux and Windows servers.
Visit LTSP home page for more information.
What is KIWI
The openSuSE KIWI Image System (KIWI) provides a complete operating system image solution for Linux supported hardware platforms as well as for virtualisation systems like Xen Qemu or VMware. KIWI features distribution independent design, support for virtual systems, network deployed images, live CDs, thick clients and now with kiwi-ltsp diskless clients too.
Visit KIWI home page for more information.
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Additional information, Tips
An extra benefit of using openSUSE for LTSP in an existing NetWare school network is that the Novell client for Linux can be installed enabling use of existing network home directory structures, iPrint, Zenworks and more.
- KIWI-LTSP in openSUSE-Education FOSDEM 2009 talk, slides and video.
- To make everyone comfortable with the theory and tasks, here is a theory paper
- How does KIWI-LTSP work?
- Using iTALC for administration of the clients with LTSP
- Create LTSP clustered build farm using Icecream
- Getting local applications support in LTSP (experimental)
- Presentation on KIWI-LTSP given at mukt.in '08
- Project wiki for developers
Getting started edit
Watch the Video howto on Youtube and read the quick start guide to kiwi-ltsp. Also have a look on the configuration guide and the tips and tricks page. Running into problems? Don't panic! Read the Troubleshooting information here.
The following installation sources require a good Internet connection. Packages download sizes are 150 to 180M. Please check the system requirements
or via commandline(following commands to be run in terminal as root "su -"):
zypper ar -r http://r.opensu.se/server:ltsp.repo zypper in kiwi-ltsp-prebuilt
It is expected that minimum GNOME environment is installed on the server.
Try KIWI-LTSP Live server DVD
Download it from here
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