Wouldn't it be interesting to make ubuntu more interresting for companies by creating ubuntu-workstation

Matt Zimmerman mdz at canonical.com
Tue Nov 16 10:25:11 CST 2004

On Tue, Nov 16, 2004 at 04:58:23PM +0100, Christoph Haas wrote:

> Probably not. But that reminds me: what about a way for a PXE bootable
> installations? Would be nice to have a kind of "installation server"
> (FTP/HTTP server or NFS share) that can install a default desktop with
> preset apt sources. That way the client could later be updated
> automatically (cron job that gets the packages from that very source)
> and even have configuration files or the list of installed packages
> being changed.

We already provide the necessary bits for PXE-booted installations. We don't
provide a complete local package mirror along with it[0], though in my
experience, that need is more efficiently met by a cache.

[0] https://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1300

 - mdz

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