[linux-elitists] Our little side project... Just Linux Hardware (dot com)
Wed Mar 26 15:39:34 PST 2003
On Wed, 2003-03-26 at 13:24, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> In one category, at least, there are two tools which may be very useful.
> Assessing whole systems (particularly laptops) is a crapshoot. You
> pretty much have to find out who's installed GNU/Linux on the same (or
> often: a similar) model. And then hand-tweak to get the thing up and
> Fortunately there are two tools which take a lot of the uncertainty out
> of this picture. One is bootable GNU/Linux systems with extensive
> hardware autodetection (e.g.: Knoppix). The other are tools to extract
> system capabilities and configuration, and dump this to a file.
Then, somebody could walk into Frys/CompUSA/BestBuy every few weeks and
pop this disk into each machine there, record the model # and success
This would way rock.
"[ SUV drivers are ] insecure and vain. They are frequently nervous
about their marriages and uncomfortable about parenthood. They often
lack confidence in their driving skills. Above all, they are apt to be
self-centered and self-absorbed, with little interest in their neighbors
-- Keith Bradsher reporting on SUV automakers' own market research
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