Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Clone Systems Quickly and Easily

Now that Linux is in widespread use, many businesses that don't want to roll their own Linux systems simply deploy out-of-the-box systems based on supported distributions from sources such as SUSE, Mandriva, Turbo Linux, and Red Hat. Businesses that need a wider array of system or application software than these distributions provide often spend significant effort adding this software to their server and desktop systems, fine-tuning system configuration files, setting up networking, disabling unnecessary services, and setting up their corporate distributed authentication mechanisms. All of this takes a fair amount of time to get "just right"it also takes time to replicate on multiple systems and can be a pain to recreate if this becomes necessary.Read more...

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