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Old 03-26-2010, 05:22 AM   #1
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Please share your thoughts

Hi every1, 1st post and didnt know were to post this... apologies to the admins if its on the wrong forum

I'm hoping this post allow us to share thoughts, ideas...links and more. This is what I have in mind, I've got 4 old Hp Laptops, 1.6Ghz CPU, 512 Ram to name a few... now I wanna set up a Terminal Server using Ubuntu 9.10 and FreeNX (this is the how-to and run those laptops as thin clients. 1st question is how powerfull should my server be? These clients will only be used for browsing the net, accessing some samba shares and probably word and excel as they will probably run MS (not every1 favours *nix) but they have to be able to do this simultaneously. What other hardware will I need either than the laptops, server and switch perhaps? I also wanna be able to connect to the network (server to be more specific) remotely (as the network will be running from home) while at work during the day. Am I day dreaming here or is all of this possible?
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What you have written alls sounds very plausible (although I do not know much about setting up thin clients so
will leave that to the experts).

My only thing is how you have set your question out. You have some good points that you are querying on but
on reading it all seems to run together and I found myself re-reading parts to get the gist of what you want.

Just a suggestion would be:

This is what I have in mind:

Current hardware: 4 old Hp Laptops, 1.6Ghz CPU, 512 Ram


1. Set up a Terminal Server using Ubuntu 9.10 and FreeNX
2. Run those laptops as thin clients

1. How powerfull should my server be?
As you can see if broken down then people can help on what they now about (ie For question 1 do blah)

As I said, just a suggestion
Old 03-26-2010, 01:20 PM   #3
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Oh and, next time, use a useful title.


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