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.
The GNU/Linux TerminalServer for Schools provides distribution- and
language-independant software packages for easier installation of LTSP-based
A minimalist Web server for configuration forms.
A program to create bitmaps from simple ASCII diagrams.