I tried to post this on Stephen’s blog but had issues w/ his CAPTCHA, where he talks about using FAI to perform an automated install of Ubuntu 64-bit Server edition vs. a Windows 2003 64-bit install via Altiris Deployment Solution.
As an Altiris consultant I felt bound to respond. A scripted OS install ran through Altiris Deployment solution is a very slow process as an image w/ an empty partition first needs to be laid down, then a reboot into the scripted OS install.
An image deployment of Server 2003 64-bit would beat the 1 hour time frame that Stephen mentions.
So why a scripted OS install?
Also I wish Symantec supported Ubuntu but alas it doesn’t and doubt it will.