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CrossNodes: Networking With Red Hat 8.0

Oct 12, 2002, 04:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"Oldtimer Linux gurus get rather cranky about graphical interfaces. Sissy, bloated, slow. If it is too easy it is suspect, unworthy of the true sysadmin. I think it's nice to have a rather more flexible perspective, and to rejoice in the wealth of choices.

"Any flavor of Linux offers superior networking ability and stability. The latest incarnation of Red Hat Linux attempts to make configuration chores a little easier. Sure, it's dead easy to edit a plain text configuration file--when you know which one you need, where it is, available commands and options, and the correct command syntax. Ultimate power and flexibility still lie at the command line--still, why object to tools that make the job easier...?"

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