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OSNews: Update on Red Hat's Limbo Progress

Aug 06, 2002, 17:30 (56 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Adam Scheinberg)


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

"Just a few weeks after the beta release of the next version of their Linux based OS, Red Hat has released 7.3.93 of their software, once again, code-named Limbo. Those of you who read my first Limbo review know that I gave it a favorable review. After downloading and installing the second beta, I had to take a few days before writing this article.

"I say this sincerely, and I know it will incite serious debate, but I say it remaining as intentional and deliberate as I can: I believe what you witness, as you install and use Limbo, is the 'first draft,' so to speak, of a true Windows killer.

"What Limbo 2, as I've been calling it, offers is more than eye candy, although that's what some will call it. It's more than just Gnome2, although some will call it that too. It's a true, fully functional system that can be used as a server, a workstation, or even a plain vanilla desktop PC. It is functional enough for the coder, the administrator, and, just maybe, your grandmother..."

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