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Re: [vox] Intro classes (was php wonders.)


Part of the reason for a NIC/floppy boot solution was the last LUGOD held a 'newbie class' (I ddi not attend) they had access to systems, but could not load Linux on those systems.  With Linux Terminal Server and booting from the NICs, all they need to do is a change in BIOS to boot from the NIC, and make sure they bring ONE system with the Linux Terminal Server set up on it.

This way, the class gets the hands on experiance and the doner of the resources doesn't have his systems messed up.  In addition, people also get to see one of the posibilities of thin client solution in action.

In any case, while a great idea, it's beyond my current time and skillset resources.  SOme day though, I'll get around to it, I'd like to set it up at home.


On Fri, 22 February 2002, "Erik Mullinix" wrote:

> Hey all of these are great idea's
> With a high availability network a VNC solution would work.. Have them log
> onto the system via a terminal.  But were not realy talking just the concept
> of  using the Linux model we are refering to Converting to the Linux model.
> While this is a solution to solve some anxiety issues the vast majority of
> people I have spoken with are impatient when it comes to learning new
> things.
>     With Linux I see most often during the teaching or training phaze people
> try to teach what uses an application has.  While the need to cover as many
> bases is valuable, it seems imminantly more important to start by teaching
> them how to use an application for their needs than how to make an
> application work for them.  This might seem a bit backwords,  like im saying
> the same thing.  However you put it, there is a difference between learning
> an applications abilities and learning how to use an application.  One can
> be daunting as you have handed them the manual.  The other option is simply
> giving them a reason to use the application for a spacific solution and
> hoping that the capabilities will either be sought out or become needed
> after they are comfortable with the solution application.
> If we were to take this to an actual implimentation scale the idea of
> training would have to be minimal.
> The most people are willing to learn at one time for the sake of saving
> money is how to get going. and how it will do the same thing that the old
> solution did.
> While the network boot, and remote desktop options are actualy a great ones
> it has the assumption that we are providing a new environment to a business
> that will shun the old.
> Many businesses are adverse to change but still needing or desiring the
> change.
> To support this type of endevore we would have to provide the simplicity
> they percieve now with the efficiency of the Linux solution.
> I like the ideas rolling so far. They are great.  I feel these ideas would
> do better as an end solution.  The Remote desktop would be a great solution
> for travelers especialy if the network boot option witch is not the sole
> property of Dell systems but can be implimented in any system with the right
> equipment.  this would also keep administration to a minimum and allow for a
> Star Office solution to be implimented. (collaberation,document sharing, and
> more from my experiance)
> One thing about network serving and heterogeneous networks.  I will pose
> this more as a question than a comment.  Have you ever listened to the
> chatter on a windows/other network. or a network composed of windows only?
>     If you get the opportunity to do this, please do.  You will be amazed at
> how much useless information is broadcast over the network and not MaC
> spacific.
> Hesperant ieger
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