It isnt the OS that stops people me moving my company to linux, it's
At this time there is no real desktop publishing software for linux,
and im not sure whether SPSS has a linux version. Some companies have
to use programs that their staff are used to, and while I could
probably change their choice in OS because it is really just a
backdrop to their important applications I'd be hanged if I suggested
they changed from using an application they've become familiar with.
On Tue, 07 Dec 2004 12:50:29 +0100, Buttchereit, Axel (XLsigned)
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> > Buttchereit, Axel (XLsigned) wrote:
> >> My idea/ambition is to substitute MS-DOS-based (initial)
> >> os-setup-procedures
> >> (for x86 systems) by some kind of "gentoo-mini-linux" that ist based on a
> >> current (2.6.9++) linux kernel and a root-filesystem consisting of
> >> uClibc,
> >> busybox, udev, hotplug/coldplug, *fsutils, smb/nfs, ...
> >> Installation/Setup should be initiated by PXE (PXEGRUB/PXELINUX) that
> >> loads
> >> the kernel and root-filesystem into a ramdisk.
> >> After partitioning of disks either a win32-setup could be started or
> >> a gentoo-installation (GLI?).
> > What exactly are you trying to accomplish with all of this?
> It's all about "introducing" linux into enterprise environments.
> Many companies (in Germany) are already using linux to provide
> network services (on servers), but only a few (~nobody) are considering
> linux as an alternative for the desktop.
> Initiating OS-setup from PXE is a typical task for all desktop management
> groups that I know, and their current MS-DOS/Win98 network startdisks
> will not be able to support all kind of client hardware in the future,
> because of missing drivers...
> I think there is a (small) chance to introduce linux at this point
> (to prevent them from using Windows PXE) and to increase popularity
> of linux based solutions.
> (A client might regard the first OS it gets in contact with as its mother. :-))
> My focus on "gentoo" to build such a system is just because I like it. :-)
> Of course: If the only target OS is "gentoo-linux", there is no need for a
> separate "mini-linux". Just nfs-boot the LiveCD.
> - -Axel
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