Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> Munich Linux scales desktop management
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| The City of Munich has developed impressive systems
>| for rolling out and maintaining Linux desktops for
>| large numbers of users, according to a British
>| developer who had a close-up view of the system.
>| "Most of the work has been in configuration and
>| systems... rather than custom packages on the clients
>| themselves," McIntyre said in a blog post last week.
>| "The vast majority of the packages installed come
>| straight from the standard Debian archive."
>| LiMux developers have automated installation via
>| Debian's FAI (fully automatic installation) system,
>| according to McIntyre, with configuration information
>| stored in LDAP and the database administration
>| program GOsa as a front-end. "They've integrated
>| these to enable some very clever management features
>| so that all aspects of the city-wide system can be
>| maintained from one central point," McIntyre said.
> This was mentioned before. The migration in one place
> creates software tools for subsequent migration. This
> lowers the overall cost significantly. Also serves as
> a case study...
I hope that they choose to open-source/GPL their tools and make them
generally available. This would be an enourmous boon to other large
organisations looking at similar major migrations; there will be an
increasing number of them, for sure.
| Mark Kent -- mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk |
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