[svlug] Linux and a consistant environment.
jbs at quiotix.com
Sat Oct 16 10:47:18 PDT 2004
James Sparenberg wrote:
> 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?
I don't understand what you're asking. Are you asking about how to
install the OS, or are you asking how how to package and distribute the
One thing to keep in mind on the "limited set of hardware" issue you
mentioned earlier, is that nothing forces you to use diverse hardware
with Linux. The above mentioned business could standardize on a very
limited set of hardware if it wanted, and still use Linux. Limited in
the sense that the business only deploys a small number of
configurations. There are a *large* -- basically inifinite -- number of
configurations out there to choose from, but you certainly don't need to
deploy them all.
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