Bug#655234: Default selection of installation profile -> standalone workstation
> How about pre-selecting a more common installation profile for the
> squeeze release? My preference would be: Standalone Workstation.
I like the idea so much I implemented it in the summer of 2010. When
installing on a non-laptop computer in a network without a main-server
present, the default will be like you describe it. When doing the
same in a network with a main-server present, the default will be
workstation for non-laptop machines with only one network interface,
and thin-client-server for non-laptop machines with more than one
network interface. For laptops, the default is standalone when
installing without a main-server present, and roaming workstation when
a main-server is present.
I welcome input on how the dynamic selection of default values is
working. To see how it work in detail check out