Archive for the ‘LTSP’ Category

Sunday, November 27th, 2011 at 8:28pm

COMMAND: gnome3 –is[–not]-for-me

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Linux, LNS Blogs, LTSP, Open Source, Software, Technology Articles

There’s been a lot of heat from Gnome users about the new release. Radical changes to how you interact with your programs are obviously going to cause some waves. I’ve been using different WMs/DEs since 1995. I think Gnome3 has really struck a balance with usability and intuition. First off, it seems like they ripped […]

Monday, January 24th, 2011 at 2:49pm

Is there any hope for California schools?

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Education, Government, Linux, LTSP, Open Source

It’s depressing to hear how bad the California economy is getting, and its effects on our schools’ budgets. I mean, it’s been bad for a long time, but there have been no revolutionary turns, no silver-bullet fixes and no promises kept regarding the quality of education of our children. In contemplating the root of this […]

Friday, June 18th, 2010 at 3:41pm

Linux, Adobe Flash, 64-bit, HTML5…

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Education, Linux, LNS Blogs, LTSP, Open Source, Software

According to Adobe’s Linux/Flash homepage (at http://blogs.adobe.com/penguin.swf/ ), in the January 27, 2010 posting entitled “Solving Different Problems”, Mike Melanson explains that Adobe’s Flash player was not originally intended for video playback. To use Flash to decode video and play it back in a web browser, it must jump through several additional hoops than simply […]

Thursday, June 17th, 2010 at 11:57am

The Greatest Success of Open Source is its Philosophy

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Education, Government, Linux, LNS Blogs, LTSP, Open Source, Software

When it comes down to it, we work for the future of our children. The very purpose of our jobs, regardless of whether you are a superintendent, teacher, sysadmin or custodian, is to aid in the education of our youth so they may be prepared, motivated and creative in their adult lives. Working in schools […]

Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at 1:34pm

My viewpoint of the LTSP project, X, and core *nix philosophies

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Linux, LNS Blogs, LTSP, Open Source

Please forgive me if I sound like I represent anything whatsoever, but I feel like I need to write this down before it slips away. LTSP (The Linux Terminal Server Project – http://www.ltsp.org ) is a very interesting beast when it comes to open source software projects. We are somewhat of a paradoxical entity, representing […]

Friday, June 19th, 2009 at 4:12pm

LNS and Linux thin clients gaining momentum on the net

http://tinyurl.com/lyw3bm – It seems as though the Internet chatter is getting louder regarding how we implemented 7 successful Linux thin client labs in schools across Santa Rosa. The post (above) details and comments on the featured Linux.com article we got just a few weeks ago, wishing schools success and more deployments in the future. From […]

Saturday, June 6th, 2009 at 12:02am

LNS and RVUSD make front page of Linux.com!

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Education, Linux, LNS Blogs, LTSP, Open Source, Technology Articles

It was to my utmost surprise that a phone conversation with a journalist at Linux.com a couple of weeks ago came to fruition as a front page featured article on the new Linux.com website – go on over and take a gander! http://tinyurl.com/mua3gb (URL converted to tinyurl.com – click and you’ll be sent to the […]

Thursday, June 4th, 2009 at 1:51pm

Green Computers, Green Schools

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Education, Going Green, Hardware, Linux, LNS Blogs, LTSP

By: Jordan Erickson Logical Networking Solutions — Part I: History When I was growing up, the student technology infrastructure at Spring Creek Elementary consisted of three Apple IIe computers in the main library, with dual floppy disk drives and green monochrome monitors. Every day, the same few kids, including me, gathered around them during recess […]

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