Inside Vistas new Intall Image July 24, 2006Posted by rjdohnert in Interesting Reads.
Vista’s installation process is dramatically different to any previous version of Windows: rather than being an ‘installer’, the install DVD is actually a preinstalled copy of Windows that simply gets decompressed onto your PC. So how does it adjust to your hardware? How do you slipstream updates and drivers into it? Can you also ‘preinstall’ your favourite apps into your Vista DVD? And most importantly, can you build a custom Vista install DVD that doesn’t install all the ‘free AOL trial’ crap that typically comes bundled in with Windows?
My Take; Apple has been doing this for awhile and Ubuntu has started doing this so its really a great system. Now when the Folks at Novell and Red Hat get their shit together.