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LinuxMall.com: Red Hat 6.2 - First Impressions

Apr 25, 2000, 04:39 (6 Talkback[s])
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"The first thing I noticed was that the new welcome screen had changed a bit. There is now an option for a driver diskette. This is an amazing step up in the ability to load Linux on machines that include hardware that may not be supported by the standard drivers included with Linux."

"With the release of 6.1, Red Hat introduced a new graphical installation based on X. Many believe that this was in answer to the new graphical install options by other distributions such as Caldera or Corel. Unfortunately, this was an uncommon misstep for Red Hat. The release was rushed and a bit buggy. Version 6.2 fixes much of this. The graphical installer came up perfectly, presenting me with a 640 x 480 display with all the options available for install."

"Overall, I would consider this a productive release for Red Hat, but if you are happy with your installation of 6.1, I can not justify upgrading to 6.2. If you are a new user, Red Hat is still not the perfect installation, as offerings from Corel and Caldera are much easier to install. Still, 6.2 of Red Hat is a solid step forward and is probably what 6.0 should have been."

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