I need book learning for Ubuntu LTSP
February 3, 2011 10:04 AM Subscribe
I have searched the web, the AskMe mind, and asked a couple of local LTSP experts about a good, printed resource that will take me step by step through setting up an Ubuntu server and eight to ten clients. I know where to find most if not all the install info online, which is where most experts have pointed me, but my mind works better if can can see it in a book. Suggestions?
posted by beelzbubba to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
After some positive experiences with the Ubuntu Linux distro and the Edubuntu add ons, I want to take the step of converting my neighborhood computing center computers to have an Edubuntu server and convert my existing 8 other aging Dell XP computers into Edubuntu clients.
The majority of my users are children and youth from 6 to 18. The adult clients would probably be better served in their job training pursuits by having "real" MS-Office, but my lab's newest version of that is 2003. Edubuntu just has so many more education and edutainment options built in that the children are actually queuing up to use the 2 boxes I've migrated to Ubuntu over the 6 that still run XP. All of the other programs from GIMP & Blender, to the prosaic OpenOffice lead me to believe that more & more, public access computing will be on the Linux platforms.
The LTSP information says that the intent is for any teacher to be able to set up a classroom server, and while I am by no means an expert or a geek--as much as I'd like to be--I am fairly computer adept (started on an IBM PC with the 8088 processor) and believe that I can get this set up & running.
What book(s) should I buy so that I can set this up and so that the next person can keep it running?