UnixReview.com: Red Hat 7.3 [Review]

[ Thanks to Marcel
for this link. ]

“Over the years, I’ve worked with many Linux distributions.
Although I’ve tried to remain as release agnostic as possible, I
have to admit that I’ve installed more Red Hat systems than any
other. This is partly due to the fact that when I sell a Linux
server to a new customer, Red Hat is typically a name they’re
familiar with. Add to that a nice boxed set, good-looking
documentation, and some amount of tech support, and Red Hat is a
(relatively) easy sell.

“With all this familiarity, I was looking forward to seeing how
Red Hat 7.3 fared out of the box. The box, incidentally, comes with
an Installation Guide and a Red Hat Network Quick Reference Guide.
You also get 30 days of Web-based technical support and a 30-day
introduction to the Red Hat Network’s Basic Service package. Then
there is the software itself. The size of the distribution has
definitely grown. Not counting the source itself, Red Hat 7.3 now
spans three CDs, and those three disks contain a veritable wealth
of software. Add to that StarOffice (the 5.2 release,
unfortunately), and the result is an impressive package. Of course,
users with a speedy network connection and a CD burner can opt to
download Red Hat 7.3 from one of the many mirrors…”


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