Look Ma, no Windows

by Volker Weber

With a standard configuration of only 32MB of RAM, built-in 2MB S3 video, built-in sound and no hard drive, the workstations performance is comparable to a PC with 2GHz and 256MB of RAM running MS Windows. After typing in the user id and password, a beautiful KDE (or GNOME) window manager can be loaded in less than 10 seconds.

Interesting concept. You take a whole lot of PCs that are to small to run Windows. Because nobody wants them you get them for free. Then you build one Linux terminal server which costs you less than four PCs and run the whole network from this box.

A Computer Lab with No Windows, Part I and Part II.


This is really a nice concept.
And with wine you can even run many more from windows:-)

Thorsten Ebers, 2004-02-20

Not really. He is calculating 100 meg per user, which is not enough for Wine. In a 32-bit system with a memory ceiling of 4 gig, he can serve his 30 clients. If you want more memory per client you need to go to 64-bit Opterons.

Volker Weber, 2004-02-20

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