"After waiting so long for Red Hat's 7.0 release, there
certainly better be something new. Let me tell you folks, is there
ever. Red Hat has pulled out all the stops, and has certainly
satisfied many of my critiques on the Linux community, and has
obviously been watching the industry closely. This is the sign of a
true leader, if you ask me. Granted, Red Hat could certainly take a
lot of heat with their inclusions of kernel 2.4pre8 and XFree86
4.0.1, but someone has to be first."
"Performance - Since Red Hat 7.0 is so up to date, you can
utilize all the latest performance optimizations. Need 3D
acceleration? XFree86 4.0.1 is there. Need ATA-100? Kernel 2.4 has
got you covered. These two single components really help Linux
compete with Windows. It's hard to find a reason why you need to
use Windows anymore."
"Incompatibility? - This is always an issue when moving up to
the next version. RPM4 has been added along with XFree86 4.0.1,
which could cause problems for some users. Luckily, Red Hat has
included the 3.3.6 X Servers, so this should solve most of the
problems. Nevertheless, this may not be the distribution for users
who are using old hardware or wish to use old RPMs, so beware if
you don't want to deal with these problems."
"Overall... A great distribution for anyone with new
hardware. However, a word to the wise, if stability is your primary
concern, look to a distribution like Slackware or Debian. An
excellent desktop system for those users out there who want the
latest in hardware support."