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LinuxToday.com.au: An Analysis of The Red Hat Network - Part 1

Oct 03, 2000, 20:54 (2 Talkback[s])
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"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 capabilities."

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