Launchpad Entry: https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/ltsp-fat-clients
Created: 2006-06-21 by JonathanCarter
Packages affected: ltsp-server, ltsp-server-standalone, dhcp3-server
Ubuntu LTSP should provide a quick and effective method to install a diskless workstation that runs all applications locally from within the NFS exported chroot.
LTSP cuts down on administration overhead, and has proven to be popular in education, and is becoming more popular in the commercial sector. LTSP does have limitations and complexities, for example, local devices (storage, peripherals, etc) are often complicated, and multimedia saturates network bandwidth quickly and becomes unusable.
Diskless Fat Clients would allow an administrator to use powerful workstations as diskless machines, maintaining the benefits of easy administration, while eliminating the current limitations that exists with current thin client implementations.