Thanks for all the great answers!
linuxg33k at shaw.ca
Fri Sep 10 20:49:01 CEST 2004
Allright that answers a whole lot then. I will have more answers when
the mobo arrives, I think I'll order a Tyan and an Ecs depending on
spec, etc. Does anyone have any recommendations for particular
models? Any favourites and why?
I understand how the fast boot times now work. This completely changes
my pedestrian understanding of computer boot process - what you guys
describe is revolutionary. I have a feeling my plans for systems
upgrade will be drastically changed after i grok LB (we were planing on
refreshing desktops and moving to debian, but LB alone opens up a whole
new set of possibilites).
As I have buying power for our company, I would like to send encouraging
words to Tyan and Nvidia. Does anyone know of any 'in' emails i could
send encouraging words to - the corporate websites hide behind low level
cronies and fake webreply systems and I'm never sure if the message gets
passed on or deleted? Obviously a lot of research is left to be done
on our part, but if what i think is possible with LB, we will be
standardizing on a single motherboard and single chipset and Linux Bios
- this is a message I want to get to the right parties.
As a former professional graphic/web designer, I'll take on the
challenge of the website if the project needs help. The site is small
so I can maintain it fairly easily, but as well, I think we can move to
a CMS that would allow users to update info as they want without doing
any html. The new mozilla.org website is a wonderfull example of a
clean design that I prefer, perhaps something with different esthetics
but similar clean layout would be appropriate? Just a thought. If any
of the owners are interested email me, I can get started right away. I
really think the first thing that is necessary is to toss up as much
updated info as possible, so let's get going.
As a side note, Linux Bios may or may need a logo like the one mozilla
has. Now, the artist for mozilla far outstrips my talents, thats some
world class logo work, but, what I thought would be neat tho is to have
a LinuxBios official logo that manufacturers can put on their
motherboards/systems to indicate it has a linux bios inside. Obviously
my marketing side is showing up so if it's feeling a bit gross, I
appologize. Any opinions on this idea?
And thanks again for the torrent of answers, it's helped a great deal!
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