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eWeek: Evolution, not revolution -- Red Hat 7 Review

Oct 09, 2000, 19:32 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Henry Baltazar)

"Providing an easy upgrade to the soon-to-be-available Linux 2.4 kernel; a wide array of improvements, including USB support for keyboards and mice; and new encryption capabilities, Red Hat Inc.'s Red Hat Linux 7 is an evolutionary upgrade of the operating system but is hardly a showstopper."

"The most interesting thing introduced in Red Hat 7, which started shipping last week and which can be downloaded from ftp.redhat.com, is Red Hat Network, an online service that allows Red Hat users to simplify the deployment of upgrades and security patches over the Internet. Whether this is the future of deployment is debatable; the usefulness of this service is not."

"After running through the simple installation wizard, eWeek Labs could create an account on Red Hat Network and send information about the hardware and applications running on a test network. It's important to note that Red Hat Network will only monitor packages that are installed from Red Hat's distribution or its Power Tools CD."

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