Linux makes a great platform for deploying diskless workstations that boot from a network server. The LTSP is an open source project to create the administration tools that will make setting up a diskless Linux workstation easier.
ltsbin and bin were included in the package twice. The extra copies were
removed. The X11R6/lib/modules directory was removed. This is primarily for
additional X functionality, such as TouchScreens and digitizer pads. The
modules will become part of a new package. A new feature was added to the
telnet included with BusyBox. It will now pass the terminal type to the remote
host. This patch has been submitted to (and accepted by) the BusyBox people.
The way the runlevels work within etc/inittab was modified. You can now
specify different runlevels for each workstation. Multiple telnet sessions to
a remote host are now supported. The install scripts for Redhat 7.1 and
Mandrake 8.0 were modified to set command line options for syslogd in the
/etc/sysconfig/syslog file. The size of this distribution was reduced from
roughly 18mb down to 12mb.