Originally Posted by zigmos
i want to setup a network in which only one cpu is used n all terminals are being used independently using same cpu with the help of just one keyboard and a monitor(without any extra cpu for each).since linux is a multiuser o.s. thus i want to implement this concept(1 box concept),but i dont understand what accessories 'll be needed for it and how to setup it.
please some body help me.
Well, this is not difficult from the standpoint of Linux. The hardware issues need to be addressed -- would you be connecting the terminals by way of a network, or by way of serial interfaces? The network approach is simpler, and guess what? -- Linux would become available to any number of network connections "out of the box", that is, without any special configuration. All the sysadmin would need to do is create a lot of user accounts.
If the terminals were to be connected by way of serial ports, that's more difficult, but I suspect this isn't the direction you're headed.
So, we need more details, preferably expressed in complete words and grammatical sentences, if at all possible.