RE: Installation - Configuration

Subject: RE: Installation - Configuration
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 00:40:23 -0400

Installation is the complete process of placing something within something
else, according to the requirements of that larger whole; in this case,
presumably you are referring to installing software on a computer.

Configuration is a subprocess of installation in which the software's
internal parts and functions are connected to the larger whole by human
effort in a way that allows the software to function as it was designed to

That's my view of these two. Some configuration actually probably takes
place during the placing of the software on the computer, but the bulk of it
is done by a human being who makes specific choices of settings and so

Bonnie Granat

> What are the basic differences between *installation*,
> *configuration*, and *system administration*? In my
> opinion, there is a very thin line between the first
> two.


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