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Linux Orbit: Red Hat 7 Review

Oct 23, 2000, 06:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Facey)

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"Well here it is, the long awaited RedHat 7 release. Though not everyone is happy with this release of RedHat, it does contain some useful upgrades from the earlier 6.2 version. The world has been spinning while RedHat fiddled with the code, but we can report on a number of significant changes, some pertinent warnings, and a few items that are not quite ready-for-prime-time...."

"In comparison to other current Linux variations (non-beta), RedHat ranks fairly well. RedHat ships all the latest versions of its packages. The RPM4 outweighs the other RPM based distribution. Though not as user/newbie friendly as Mandrake, RedHat 7 makes a nice workstation. The install on Caldera eDesktop 2.4 and Corel 1.2 are much more suited for newcomers. Caldera seems to target in the same direction as RedHat making a good workstation though using KDE rather than GNOME. RedHat is also one of the few distributers that defaults to GNOME. The RedHat Network is a very versatile offering; though some Debian has been doing the same service for years in a less costly manner. For the first time, RedHat can finally compete having USB support."

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