Subject: Linux mass desktop rollouts?
From: "Karsten M. Self" <>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 23:02:57 -0700
Thu, 27 Sep 2001 23:02:57 -0700
Given events online and off of the past several weeks, I'm wondering if
anyone (and if so, who) is looking at large-scale GNU/Linux-based
desktop rollouts.

Dislocations in NYC require upwards of 20,000 workstations to be
deployed in short order.  While made-to-order systems, with a standard
system image, are certainly one solution, I'd think that the NC model
with a set of centralized servers (with both onsite and offsite
redundancy and backups) would be a very good fit for both rapid
rollouts, and multiple large-scale office relocations as is likely to
occur as reconstruction occurs.

Comments on benefiting from tragedy aside, is anyone aware of such


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