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I write software for a living. In spare time, I trade equities, take photos, and blog about everything on my mind.


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accepted A thin client running Linux in a wireless network environment
Jan
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comment A thin client running Linux in a wireless network environment
I think you're right. I will look into Puppet. Thank you.
Jan
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comment A thin client running Linux in a wireless network environment
@JoelESalas, I plan to defer to your judgment... I just want to talk it out. If you combine a caching layer (if one even exists) with a policy to not boot many machines at once, do you think there would still be a problem? I estimate that >99% of root filesystem files would be cache hits. Couldn't I get an average case of requiring less than 100 KB of network transfer to get fully booted?
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comment A thin client running Linux in a wireless network environment
@mfinni, the updates revolve around software like Firefox. I don't have to do "a lot" of updating, but it would be nice to be able to roll out a new version of a program without jumping through major hoops.
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comment A thin client running Linux in a wireless network environment
@ewwhite, I didn't want to force everyone to read irrelevant details. Yes, the school wants Linux.
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comment A thin client running Linux in a wireless network environment
Yes, I foresee problems with just NFS... but with a caching layer, I think it could go very well.
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asked A thin client running Linux in a wireless network environment
Nov
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comment BYOD (accessing files) on a domain without joining?
but how are they going to authenticate in order to access the network drives? VPNing into the network gets them IP-level access to the server, but not integration with Active Directory.
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comment Getting rid of your server in a small business environment
wow, I didn't look at the date of your comment. I thought this was a recent thread. I agree about being wary... I am still discovering issues with it.
Oct
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comment RDP Windows 7 to Windows XP
Did you do a plain netstat (listing just connections), or netstat -an (listing listening ports)?
Oct
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answered alternative to sending mails from apache server
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answered Does LVM need a partition table?
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comment Getting rid of your server in a small business environment
Samba4 can facilitate Group Policy. Though you're right about WSUS.
Oct
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revised Setting up a Linux Ubuntu Server to provide Samba, AFP and Windows Roaming Profiles
clarified "access to the filesystem"
Oct
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answered How to check which process/utility/cron created/modified a file/folder in Linux