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alan at popey.com
Wed Jul 25 22:18:58 BST 2007
On Wed, 2007-07-25 at 21:10 +0100, Alec Wright wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-07-25 at 20:57 +0100, Ian Pascoe wrote:
> > And of course the beauty of HDDs is that they're R/W, so you store the
> > up to date images on a server and when the HDDs go out you just copy
> > across the latest image.
> That just gave me an idea... (if you're sane you'll stop reading now)
> Canonical could sell external hard disks with version(s),
> architecture(s) and (what do you call those things which main,
> restricted, universe and multiverse are?)(s) which you choose on them.
> After you've chosen what you want (eg main and restricted for feisty and
> dapper), they recommend the right size hard drive for you. They put the
> repos on the hard drive and send it to you.
> Then perhaps you could send it back to them and them pay them a bit to
> update it...
> Except there'd probably not be much demand for this. It would only be
> useful in large businesses, which would almost undoubtedly have an
> internet connection. Oh well... My idea sucks... Live with it.
Er, that's exactly what I proposed when I first brought this up, only
not Canonical specifically doing it. :)
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