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OSNews: Red Hat Linux 9 - World's First Look at Shrike

Mar 26, 2003, 13:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Niall C. Brady)

"The first thing you will note is that Red Hat has decided to move away from the x.x numbering of their products. Now they've moved directly from Red Hat 8.0 to Red Hat Linux 9 ending the 7.1,7.2,7.3,8.0 releases of times past, sure there was a 8.1 beta called Phoebe but that was all it was, a beta.

"The CDs available for download are now 6 in total, up one from the last major release; however, most of us will get by with just downloading the first 3 CDs only, in order to install and setup Red Hat Linux 9 (the last three are source CDs).

"For those of you who are impatient, I'll answer two questions immediately. There is no native mp3 support included; you'll have to fix that yourself if you want to play mp3s and for DVD lovers, the wonderful Xine is not included, you'll have to download and install it yourself. I explain how to add both in Part III of this article..."

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