Gnome is a problem for OEMs

Michael M. nixlists at
Thu Apr 13 06:07:36 UTC 2006

Daniel Carrera wrote:
> The problem is that I don't know the user's home before hand. The way 
> the Ubuntu OEM works is, the OEM (ie. me) sets up everything and sends 
> the computer to the user. When the user first boots it, he is asked 
> for a username and password.
That's interesting.  The computer I bought obviously did not have this 
OEM version, just a regular* Ubuntu install with an account already 
created.  I just added a new user account for myself, and deleted the 
account the computer came with.

*Well, not quite regular.  There was a degree of customization, 
including several extra packages that aren't included in the usual 
install, and a script I could run to get the non-free stuff all in one 
go -- sort-of like Automix, I think, except it points to a special apt 
repository the company I bought the computer from maintains.

Michael M. ++ Portland, OR ++ USA
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