Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote at 2010-01-06 04:59 -0600: > On Wednesday 06 January 2010 02:58:48 Dotan Cohen wrote: > > I have a desktop computer with onboard VGA and option to add a > > discrete video card. It has plenty of spare USB ports for mice and > > keyboards. > > > > Does Debian support using this computer for _two_ workstations, each > > with their own user accounts, monitor, and keyboard? > > Without hard disks, and needing only enough CPU power to run X, the second > system could be *very* small. Since it could share (at least) /usr with the > main system, it wouldn't need to be separately updated much. Actually, it would NOT need to be separately updated at all. > TLDR: No; look into something like LTSP, but small-scale. I set up LTSP once for 2 workstations, with one running Fedora (before I discovered Debian) and the other network-booting from it. The setup was simple (I was new to Linux then) and the only significant issue I remember was that 3D applications did not work over the network and maybe there was some trouble with removable media.
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