Thin client OpenLab Linux 3.2 released
OpenLab 3.2, the community edition of DireqLearn\’s education-focused Linux distribution, was released late last week. With a specific focus on the education sector OpenLab 3.2 looks to make installing thin-client servers as simple as possible for educators.
AJ Venter, lead developer on the OpenLab project at DireqLearn, says \”OpenLab is a different approach to the design of a GNU/Linux distribution, built on the premise of \’working out of the box\’. Version 3.2 makes significant strides toward an even greater user experience.
\”For example, OpenLab makes the set-up of a thin-client server easier than it has ever been before. All you need to do is say \’yes\’ when asked if you want it. No further user input is required.\”
It has been more than six months since the last release of OpenLab, months that Venter says were used for integrating user feedback. \”The result is a unique and powerful system – and we believe the easiest GNU/Linux to administer. This is because our administration system was designed to be easily usable by entirely non-technical people – particularly teachers.
\”Our prime focus has always been, and will always be education, and OpenLab includes many unique innovations and designs that allow it to function ever better in school environments. However this focus is non-exclusive and we have also done significant work on improving the general usage of the system – simply put, we believe anybody could use it,\” says Venter.
System requirements for OpenLab 3.2 (base install):
64MB of ram
P2 or better CPU
6GB free hard disk space
System requirements for OpenLab 3.2 thin clients:
32MB of ram
486 or better CPU