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Chicago Tribune: Installing Linux

Apr 01, 1999, 09:03 (29 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jimmy Guterman)

Thanks to Bill Longabaugh for this link.

"In 1998 Silicon Prairie tested the installation of RedHat Linux 5.1 and found it difficult to understand-especially for people who don't think in 0s and 1s. With the introduction of an upgraded version, 5.2, marketed as being easier to install, Silicon Prairie tried again. Not only did we find similar problems with the new version, we also found new ones."

"The installation program proceeded smoothly until we tried to partition the hard disk. Each time we tried, the program would freeze. After a few trips to the Red Hat errata Web page and an e-mail exchange with a helpful support engineer, we discovered that the version of RedHat Linux that is shipping in early 1999 doesn't fully support Windows 98, which shipped last summer. In fact, it also does not support the FAT32 file system, which has been available for two years."

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