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LinuxPlanet: Red Hat Linux 7: A Brief Look Under the Hat

Aug 15, 2000, 18:55 (5 Talkback[s])

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"When the public beta of Red Hat Linux 7.0 came out a few weeks ago, the Linux community was given a taste of the upcoming release of Winston, Red Hat's code name for the 7.0 release. Winston, by all accounts, came out of the gate looking very good and was pretty stable by the time the Pinstripe public beta was released."

"For this version of Red Hat Linux, the North Carolina company has kept many of the features that has made this product a favorite in the Linux community. In doing so, however, it has taken more conservative path to the addition of new tools to the release than has been reported in the media of late. There are some misconceptions out there regarding the version of KDE and the Linux kernel being released with Red Hat 7.0. If nothing else, this review should set these two issues straight."

"The installation application, Anaconda, is basically identical to Red Hat 6.2, with some minor improvements. Now entry-level users don't have to decide between Gnome or KDE workstation installs: they can have both, or neither, if they so choose. Besides Workstation, Anaconda will has the Server installation setting, Custom, or Upgrade. Upgrading from 6.2 to 7.0 was a fairly painless process, but we still recommend a clean install if you can manage it."

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