I got quite a bit accomplished for our lab rollouts today: upgrade to MatLab Release 14 and a good start on AutoCAD 2005.
MatLab has to be one of the easiest installs ever: it runs just fine off a read only share on a server and needs no files outside of what’s in that directory.
AutoCAD has been a serious pain in the past, but this year seems to be better, with baked in support for network share based installs, very similar to Office 2000/2003. Now I just need to make it work with our multiple distribution servers model, but I think I’ve got a way to do that.
And a random bit of news: Drug companies are pushing doctors to prescribe drugs people don’t really need?