"In this, the first part, I'll deal with an overview of the
Red Hat Network, what it is, what it does, and why it could in the
future be used to butter bread, feed the cat and make you that
essential morning cappucino. So laymen, read on here...."
"All Red Hat Network users then gain access to an automated way
to upgrade all the packages on their system. When updates become
available, you have an option of having an email notification sent,
the packages themselves downloaded, or, if you trust your Red Hat
box, you can even have the packages automatically installed."
"This service is in some ways similar to Debian's apt-get
package, in that it radically simplifies the way in which offical
Red Hat packages are updated on your system. This service makes it
simple to get frequent bug fixes, security notices and other
updates, and in the form that Red Hat Network has proposed, will be
a much needed addition to Red Hat's package management