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vbRad: Impressions of Phoebe

Mar 05, 2003, 00:00 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Ferry)

[ Thanks to frizzo for this link. ]

"So I finally broke down and installed the 3rd beta of RedHat's upcoming release (called Phoebe). The install is smooth--I chose to install Workstation tools + just about everything else (Gnome 2.2, KDE 3.1, etc), sans the servers. I will focus mostly on what I didn't like, so let me get the stuff I liked out of the way.

  • "The interface didn't change much from RH8, but some important tweaks have been made. It is easier to shutdown the machine (more on that later). The non-default software now sits in the proper menus directories (where as before it was all in the Extra menu). Both Gnome & KDE looked pretty smooth, though RH will probably have to wait for Gnome 2.2.1 before shipping final product (there are some showstopper bugs in 2.2 [I've run across them] that have apparently been fixed in 2.2.1 according to bugzilla).
  • "Most importantly, for people who will be running the software on a workstation, rather than a server, this release has a lot of updated drivers, including for my beloved high-end audio card (drivers were unavailable in RH8.0)..."

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