[svlug] Linux and a consistant environment.
james at linuxrebel.us
Wed Oct 13 15:51:12 PDT 2004
One of the advantages that Sun Apple and the like have is that they
only work on a vary specific set of Hardware. Given this control of the
hardware aspect the ability to "image" software packages or even a full
environment is easier do to this consistency. With Linux, given the
broad range of hardware that could be the target, even in a field as
narrow as iX86 only (discount the cell phones and PDA's etc.) How do
you deal with this? I'm familiar with SystemImager etc. As well as PXE
and Kickstart/Yast But as we all know installing the same thing on two
divergent systems can yield 2 divergent problems.
Take for example a business where you have 500 desktops. The Company
has standardized internally on Ygdrasil (Ok an old distro but I don't
want to start distro wars.) with X etc. The challenge is to make it so
that despite the variations in HW (PIII PIV, Athlon, Opteron, NVidia,
ATI SiS etc.) that the companies Cad Program works exactly the same way
and displays exactly the same way regardless.
Problems, Questions, Discussions? Go away?
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