Linux for NGO: Thin-client vs. fat-client?
I´m a volunteer setting up the whole IT infrastructure for a NGO in
Of course, I´m proposing Linux, and there´s great chance that
it will be accepted.:mrgreen:
However, as I was travelling quite a bit lately, I´m a bit
out-of-date concerning the latest Linux properties.
First of all, I have a question about the architecture of the
whole site. There´ll be 10 users, with some additional visitors
showing up occasionally with own laptops (probably windoze).
We´ll have one file server. That´s it. Web-server running at
provider, as well as email. The server will probably run
DHCP, NIS (is there something newer/better today?),
and probably some OSS document management system or so.
Users will mainly use firefox, and openoffice.
After a first draft focusing on fat desktops with client installations
of firefox/openoffice, I´m getting excited about using thin clients
instead (running linux as well, of course), and putting all the load on the server.:p
Who has done something like that? Performance? Dimensioning
of the hardware? Any suggestions?
And by the way, is wireless networking for linux still a hot stone
or no-sweat in the meanwhile?
I would appreciate any help!!! Thanks!!!