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SRO: A New Feather In Red Hat

Oct 04, 1999, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"Just because Red Hat's leaders are billionaires doesn't mean that they've stopped working. On Oct. 4, Red Hat Software released the newest Linux distribution: Red Hat Linux 6.1."

"While lagging behind its major competitors, Caldera Systems, SuSE, and TurboLinux (all of which released minor upgrades earlier this year), Red Hat's newest release, based on the 2.12 kernel, raises the Linux operating-system standard a trifle higher."

That new Linux joins the others in featuring a newer, easier installation routine. If you do desk installations, you'll love that. But what, if it works as advertised, will prove more interesting is Red Hat's inclusion of Intel Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) 2.0 technology. PXE, as part of Intel's Wired for Management Baseline 2.0, is supposed to enable a network administrator to remotely configure systems, with a PXE complaint BIOS, from a bare hard drive to a functioning Red Hat system without lifting a finger at the local workstations. The potential timesaving for mass Red Hat Linux installations is obvious."

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