[CentOS] Building an "instant on" X terminal

Fri Apr 16 06:38:20 UTC 2010
Hakan Koseoglu <hakan at koseoglu.org>

On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 1:26 AM, Benjamin Franz <jfranz at freerun.com> wrote:
> If you aren't adverse to Ubuntu, 10.04 LTS (beta right now but final by
> the end of the month) boots in 10 seconds from a hard drive. I've tried
> it: It was impressively fast.
I was curious about this and installed one of these on an amd64 VM
with a standard LTSP installation and my ancient 700MHz i386 laptop
was running of it within an hour and pretty fast as well. Even sound
worked fine and stuff like youtube were tolerable. The performance and
experience was way better than the old thin-client terminals of the
same age with a cut-down Linux on the on-board CF-Card. The whole
thing took 13GB on disk and 768MB of RAM to support two clients.
Trying the CentOS one is probably the next step.
Hakan (m1fcj) - http://www.hititgunesi.org