[kwlug-disc] Is MS humbling down?

Eric Gerlach eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca
Fri Aug 14 22:08:51 EDT 2009


On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 09:54:28PM -0400, Paul Nijjar wrote:
> > > > The Windows installs take about two hours (not including software
> > > > installation).
> > > > 
> > > > The Linux servers:  6 minutes.
> > > 
> > > So, will you be billing for 2 hours or 6 minutes?
> > 
> > Sadly (in this case), I'm salaried.  I get paid per year :-)
> 
> A more important question: would you be willing to give us a
> presentation on how you install Linux servers in 6 minutes? Is it just
> preseeding/kickstart, or are there other tricks? 

It's just PXE booting, Debian preseeding, and having a local mirror
(mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca).

I can give a talk on that if people want...

Cheers,

Eric



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