Chapter 8. Configuration Testing

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • An Overview of Configuration Testing

  • Approaching the Task

  • Obtaining the Hardware

  • Identifying Hardware Standards

  • Configuration Testing Other Hardware

Life could be so simple. All computer hardware could be identical. All software could be written by the same company. There wouldn't be confusing option buttons to click or check boxes to check. Everything would interface perfectly the first time, every time. How boring.

In the real world, 50,000-square-foot computer superstores are offering PCs, printers, monitors, network cards, modems, scanners, digital cameras, peripherals, net-cams, and hundreds of other computer doodads from thousands of companies—all able to connect to your PC!

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