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Bangkok Post: A Look at RedHat Linux 8.0

Jan 03, 2003, 10:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thomas Knierim)

"RedHat announced the release of RedHat Linux 8.0, dubbed 'Psyche,' on September 30. I was lucky enough to get a copy by mid-October. The original release ships in a box containing eight CD-ROMs, a printed installation guide and a quick reference guide.

"The Professional version (grey box, $149.95) includes an additional DVD containing all data on one disk, while the Personal version (red box, $39.95) comes without the DVD. Unlike the Personal version, Professional offers a choice of different setup types, including Personal Desktop, Workstation, Server, Custom, and Upgrade setup types. Only the first three CD-ROMs are needed for installation; the other disks contain source code and documentation.

"I installed RedHat Linux 8.0 Linux on my dummy machine, a computer whose purpose in life is to protect me from making silly and expensive mistakes with live data. The hard disk of this computer has seen quite a few operating systems coming and going. After the installation of RedHat Linux 8.0, however, I decided that Linux is going to stay..."

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