So I get this message this week that he's got three laptops for the silent auction, but they don't have an operating system. What should he do?
I figured this was a fair ue of Linux, since if the buyer wants windows on it, he'd have to go buy it anyways, and now he has something useable until then. For the sake of ease I just used Hardy, but for these actually bothered trying out the OEM install. It was rather interesting.
- F4 on the boot screen and select "OEM install"
- Most of the install ran normally, except it didn't ask for a username, but did for a password.
- Once finished, it rebooted and logged in a temp admin user (with the password you entered during setup) so you can configure the system however you want
- When the system is configured to your liking, double click the shell script on the Desktop that arms it, and shut down. Next time it turns on, it prompts the user for their username and password; very much like Windows when you first bring it home from the store as well.
- adobeflash-plugin (sp?)
- ubuntu-restricted-extras: mp3s, dvds, Microsoft fonts, all the nonfree stuff you could ever want.
Am I missing something obvious that normal people use?