On Fri, 31 Jul 2009 10:36:51 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote: [....] > My 'dream' OS has always been one where the base install was extremely > minimal - just enough to install the rest over the network. Then there > would be a way that anyone could 'publish' their installed list of > repositories and packages and anyone else could duplicate that machine's > setup just by picking that list from a set of choices with the installer > dealing with the hardware differences for you. This would eliminate > most of the need for custom rebuilds and respins - at least for anyone > with network access, and in my opinion the optimal combination of many > thousands of packages is something that deserves to be be crowdsourced. > But, so far no one has done it and whenever the discussion of modified > CentOS respins comes up the developers have seemed pretty lukewarm to > the idea, as though it would devalue their brand. Such an OS, or release of an OS, would be mighty welcome to those of us with early notebooks/netbooks/whatever (such as the EeePC 701). -- Beartooth Staffwright, Neo-Redneck Not Quite Clueless Power User I have precious (very precious!) little idea where up is.