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ServerWatch: Is Red Hat Professional 7.3 a One-Size Fits All Linux Solution?

Sep 06, 2002, 16:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Logan Harbaugh)

"Linux distributions range from the free downloadable versions to the $700 secured 'locked down; server versions that come with a full set of server applications. The Red Hat Professional 7.3 distribution lies squarely in the middle, with an excellent installer, good server applications including the 2.4.18 kernel, Apache 1.3.23-9, glibc 2.2.4 C language library, the Cups print server, and some great productivity software, including the KDE version 3.0 application suite, and StarOffice.

"Red Hat Professional 7.3 is packaged on nine CD ROMs and comes with a system administrator's survival CD.

"We tried installing Red Hat Pro 7.3 on several systems, and it installed without problems every time. The installer lets you select a version for a workstation, laptop, server or a custom installation. The installer detected a portable on the two portables we installed it on, and it didn't have problems with any of the video cards, NICs, or storage subsystems in the other three systems..."

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