LinuxPlanet: DistributionWatch: Another Tip of the Red Hat--Examining Red Hat 7.3
Jun 14, 2002, 22:00 (40 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Von Hagen)
"Because I tend to focus on the commercial and personal use of
Linux as a full-time operating system, Red Hat has been my favorite
x86 Linux distribution for years now. Yet even I greet each Red Hat
release with a strange mixture of anticipation and fear, since
everyone knows that Red Hat has made some spectacularly
questionable decisions in past releases. Many people tend to avoid
Red Hat's x.0 releases since they always seem a bit rough around
the edges. Red Hat's premature incorporation of a development
version of gcc (2.96) is an albatross that they are still dragging
along into new releases today.
"Part of the global awareness of Red Hat's successes and
mistakes is due to their prominence in the Linux market--Red Hat
has clearly won the Linux branding wars in the public's eyes, at
least in the United States. As the best-known Linux distribution,
Red Hat is therefore more quickly slapped under a microscope to
expose both features and flaws than any other Linux distribution.
Which is exactly the point of this article - what's new and
improved in Red Hat 7.3, and is Red Hat 7.3 a distribution that you
should consider upgrading to...?"