On 8 Mar 01, at 12:02, Andreas wrote:
I don't see the assambly and installation as
something I could not be
bothered to do...it gets boring after a while, that is true but I'd be in
for that. However, how would you deal with warranties on hardware?
Heh, it's just that I've built too many computers and repaired too
many - I *was* a programmer before my job changed. Software,
programming and OS work are more to my taste.
Hardware warranties - hmmm, repairing equipment for free because
it didn't survive burn-in - what *joy*! That's why I told someone who
suggested I make my own range of computers that I wasn't
Further I agree to a rather small range of hardware
combinations as you
want attractive specs but also compatibility. Essentially this means you
have three or four sets of hardware and install each once and create an
image. This minimises the time for installations.
That was what I thought myself. Configure the OS for the systems
and mass produce it. Doing all the builds from the ground up
would be both time consuming and open to error should a step be
Preplanning the software would be important - like the comment
made at the meeting regarding firewalls and sewing them up too
tight to allow the user to install ICQ - preinstall ICQ, factor it into
the firewalling and it's there if the user wants it. If they don't, they
don't have to use it.
Yah, OK, so there's stuff on there they won't need, taking up space
- like that's going to be a problem considering 20Gb is about the
smallest HDD you can get these days :)
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