On some evenings, taking work home with me takes on a whole new meaning. I’ve found it’s far more efficient to set up new laptops from home.
My home internet connection is 6Mbps, while the office’s T1 is only 1.5Mbps. This makes the process of implementing all of Microsoft’s patches via Windows Update and Office Update more tolerable.
It still bugs me to this day that brand new, out-of-the-box machines arrive ‘broken,’ requiring a few hours of downloads and patches. It would be nice to purchase a new machine that the latest software and patches already installed.