[Samba] Re: distribute/deploy software to clients
mangoo at interia.pl
Sun Nov 7 20:48:08 GMT 2004
Michael Lueck wrote:
> Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
>> Well, this is not how you promote your software.
> Would you rather I did things the M$ way: selling windows via a flash
> presentation when there is no real working prototype behind it? You
> remember that IS how Windows was born. It was a do-nothing demo, they
> sold it, then they had to figure out how to make it real... aren't they
> still doing that? ("Windows File System" for example ROTFLOL!)
OK, so first you complain you don't have enough money to release your
software as open source, then you don't seem o like the idea to sell it?
So is your software a prototype or what?
>> One link on Opus 3...
>> but I don't think that's it :)
> No, think music, then you understand my use of the word "Opus"
sorry, misunderstanding :)
>> do you have any working demo (avi or flash presentation), screenshots,
>> or something similar?
> Oh you *would* prefer the M$ method of marketing a new concept. Do you
> think I should leave out details like GPF to make it sell better?
Well, almost every project on freshmeat.net or sourceforge.net have
screenshots, some of them have also video / flash presentations
(openoffice.org has it) to let the user know the idea how the software
I don't see anything wrong
You may be a good programmer, but a very bad marketer.
See your competition's demo - unattended -
http://www.technikz.de/down/howto.mpeg - to get an idea how it works.
> Plug the computer in.
> CD or PXE Boot
> Based on computer name ESD knows what OS image to install, common image
> with bolt-on device driver packages for the specific model type
> OS boots, connects to ESD and installs applications and configurations
> set to go to this computer name
OK, this is done by at least two open-source tools (ani and unattended;
they may seem to be hard to program, though).
> Daily or on-demand connection to ESD verifies all of the files /
> registry are in place that need to be there
> Complete remote admin
> Central logging of all ESD events
> Single ESD tool maintains *ALL* applications on the computer... not each
> vendor inventing their own ESD (Windows Update, McAfee has ePO, bla bla
> bla...) One pipe, IT admins can watch one pipe, not 100.
> Backup of personal files on the workstation based on what apps are on
> the box.
> etc... bla bla bla...
> MSI, they (can) tie it to the app icon, so each time you start the app
> it checks bits and pieces, but not typically the entire app as people
> would complain it takes to long to start the app.... dua! Do it when the
> PC is not in use... aka middle of the night! Some MSI packaged apps do
> no checking after the install. Oh login script method... great, everyone
> go get a cup of coffee when you log in to your PC in the morning... IT
> decided to upgrade from Office XP to Office 2003!
Well, software has to be installed at some time.
If the PC is off and don't have wake-on-LAN card, your solution would
make no difference, would it?
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