vbRad: Impressions of Phoebe
Mar 05, 2003, 00:00 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Ferry)
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"So I finally broke down and installed the 3rd beta of RedHat's
upcoming release (called Phoebe). The install is smooth--I chose to
install Workstation tools + just about everything else (Gnome 2.2,
KDE 3.1, etc), sans the servers. I will focus mostly on what I
didn't like, so let me get the stuff I liked out of the way.
- "The interface didn't change much from RH8, but some important
tweaks have been made. It is easier to shutdown the machine (more
on that later). The non-default software now sits in the proper
menus directories (where as before it was all in the Extra menu).
Both Gnome & KDE looked pretty smooth, though RH will probably
have to wait for Gnome 2.2.1 before shipping final product (there
are some showstopper bugs in 2.2 [I've run across them] that have
apparently been fixed in 2.2.1 according to bugzilla).
- "Most importantly, for people who will be running the software
on a workstation, rather than a server, this release has a lot of
updated drivers, including for my beloved high-end audio card
(drivers were unavailable in RH8.0)..."