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Linux Gazette: Red Hat and USB Devices

Jul 02, 2002, 03:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Nielsen)

"I started to use Red Hat 7.3. Although it has come a long way and I really like how all the Linux Distributions are turning out, Red Hat 7.3 makes me mad for only a few reasons:

  1. "OpenOffice doesn't appear to be in the distribution. Whatever the reason is, it needs to be overcome. KDE Office and Gnome Office are cool, but not including OpenOffice is a big big big mistake. OpenOffice is one of the key suites to convert people to Linux. Having the choice of 3 office suites, Gnome Office, KDE Office, and OpenOffice (along with lots of other cool software like GIMP. Mozilla, Evolution, PovRay, etc) can really convert people over.
  2. "The kernel under /usr/src/linux for Red Hat 7.3 doesn't seem to be configured the way they installed the kernels onto your system. I tried searching on Red Hat's website, but I didn't anywhere. Isn't it a little stupid that that don't supply (or make it easy to find) the configs files they used to compile the kernels? Perhaps I am blind, but it wasn't obvious to me where their custom config file was. It makes me mad because whenever I try to compile the kernel, I can never get all the features I want without it being too large (even though I try to modularize everything)..."

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