What is TCOS?
TCOS is a new way to boot diskless (or not) obsolete computers from network based on system kernel, bins and libs (no more special compilation or patches)
With TCOS you can boot:
- From a lot of network cards PXE protocol
- From a Etherboot Universal floppy
- From CDROM (TCOS can build cdrom images with isolinux or grub bootloaders)
- From local hard disk (TCOS includes 2 installers, one for all system and other to install etherboot boot image)
- A SERVER (not neccessarily a very big machine):
- Pentium IV / AMD, or Dual Core processor (in big networks you should use multiprocessor)
- High RAM (300 MB + 80 Mb * client connected) ~ 2-4 Gb RAM (with 15-25 clients)
- Almost 2 network cards in server (one for internet, and one for local thin clients)
- THIN CLIENTS
- At least Pentium 100-133 with 32-64 Mb RAM
- Can use real thin clients too, TCOS was tested succesfully with:
- NOTE If you are distributor, please contact us to test your hardware with TCOS and include here.
- 10/100 Switch (if you will have more than 20-25 thin clients use two switch to better performance)