[CentOS] Open Letter to Lance Davis

Fri Jul 31 17:51:59 UTC 2009
Beartooth <beartooth at comcast.net>

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.