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SysAdmin: Using Linux to Duplicate Computers

Sep 09, 2000, 16:58 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Nielsen)

"The main purpose of this article is to demonstrate the use of Linux and Perl, and the replication of Linux computers on a mass scale with minimal hardware requirements. The secondary purpose is to gather people in the community to help develop a tool for companies, universities, and individuals to easily replicate computers. It's important to be able to replicate computers with free software for the following reasons: you don't have to bother buying upgrades every once in a while; you can empower yourself to install computers rather than relying on an overpaid computer consultant; it reduces downtime and increases turnover of bad hardware; and you get to see what the software is doing, which will help you modify it for your particular needs. A primitive tool called MILAS is located at www.sysadminmag.com for public use. One way of replicating Linux installations will be shown, although it is not the only way. "

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