Here's the scenario. Currently, we have 30 workstations (Windows based)
that use a terminal emulator to hit a mainframe type central machine to do
Looking to move to something like this:
30 floppyless, diskless Linux workstations that boot from the ethernet PROM.
All running X and using that for their desktop. Traffic would be mostly
order processing, but some web browsing, and a few people possibly running
Star Office applications. Presumably 100BaseT due to the obvious bandwidth
need for running such a scenario.
I know it can be done, but what about bandwidth and speed issues? You're
essentially running your entire desktop across a network. How far will this
scale? Is there a better way to do such a diskless, floppyless workstation?
Thanks for any opinions!