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[ale] Stupid M$ windows crappy software %#$^*(



On 14 Aug 2002, James P. Kinney III wrote:

> Most bulk windows installs would be ghosted. I did a 24 machine RedHat
> install using an NFS mounted source and a boot floppy with kickstart. On
> a 100BaseT network loading a basic workstation (with IP address
> modifications) it took 3.5 hours for all 24 machines. When we ghosted
> those same boxes on the same network, it ran for over 24 hours. And we
> STILL had to individually configure network and host names.

Would somebody be able to tell me what you get as an advantage for the 
purchase of a MS license? I know - running for at least 24 hours gives the 
equipment a nice burn-in period when nobody will be affected by a hardware 
failure?

> 
> On Wed, 2002-08-14 at 14:51, tfreeman at intel.digichem.net wrote:
> > On Wed, 14 Aug 2002, Jim wrote:
> > 
> > > On Tuesday 13 August 2002 09:46 pm, James P. Kinney III wrote:
> > > > Scenario: 2 year old Dell, win98, antivirus software installed but not
> > <<snip>> 
> > > I came across this article yesterday:
> > > 
> > > http://www.linuxworld.com/site-stories/2002/0812.install.html
> > > 
> > > The author installed both Windows 2000 Pro and RedHat Linux 7.3 on a Sony 
> > > Vaio. He made sure to enable the same services on each and kept record of the 
> > > time spent on both installs. The results were this:
> > > 
> > > Windows 2000 Pro		2:05
> > > RedHat Linux 7.3		1:35
> > > 
> > <<snip>> 
> > 
> > Thanks for the link. I find the two install times most interesting, 
> > although wouldn't most Windows installs be ghosted or the like?
> > 
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