I have two computers running Ubuntu at the moment at home and I know many people might have even more. One of my computers is a normal basic workstation and the other one is a server without keyboard or monitor.
As I keep getting reminders about security updates for my workstation, I never get them for my server.
I believe Canonical's Landscape is just this, but one has to pay for their support to get it....
wrote on the 10 Oct 08 at 13:18
Hmm. If I administer updates remotely using a GUI, I will soon want to start tacking other small admin tasks onto the application until it became a general-purpose - the emacs models of simple-single-purpose.
(I just ssh and update my remotes from the command line. If it became onerous I'd write a script)
We desperately do need something similar to (but not as buggy as) Apple remote desktop, even if its commercial, provided it has decent licensing, because landscape could cost too much for large networks.