WSJ: Mossberg takes the Linux bait and snarls ....
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Thu Sep 20 03:26:41 UTC 2007
On Wed, 2007-09-19 at 08:20 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Personal opinion again, but the thing that makes unix-like systems
> unsuitable for personal desktop use is that there is just too much
> administration involved if everyone has to do it all individually -
> and a few dozen expertly installed/maintained systems could handle
> virtually everyone's desktop needs as long as the ability to add new
> packages is still available. But "maintained" is the operative word
> there - when the master updates or changes package versions the copies
> need to track the changes over the life of the machine.
Isn't this the sort of thing that Redhat's RHN system did? You could
have a master config, that was a template for others on your network.
You set up the updates to be queued remotely, and the slaves did what
they were told to do.
[tim at bigblack ~]$ uname -ipr
126.96.36.199-65.fc7 i686 i386
Using FC 4, 5, 6 & 7, plus CentOS 5. Today, it's FC7.
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