"Ah KRUD. No, that is not some poor slang from '50s TV or an
expression of exasperation. KRUD is the acronym for Kevin Red hat
Uber Distribution. Yet another Red Hat rip off? Kevin certainly
doesn't think so. He originally created it to help himself out
during mass installations, and later decided to share it with the
rest of the world."
"Obviously, KRUD is based on the ever popular Red Hat
distribution with a couple of twists thrown in. Twist number one is
that KRUD is a subscription based distribution. Unlike other big
boys, KRUD subscribers get a monthly KRUD update mailed to them.
Updates include all the original Red Hat errata, security updates
for all included packages, as well as new packages and utilities
Kevin has dug up. Even when Red Hat runs though a major revision
change, KRUD is right there behind them. For example, November's
version 20001104 "Texas Flood" 2 CD set came with Red Hat 7.0 as
the base, plus over seventy new packages. The previous months
edition, 20001001 "It's in that place I put that thing that time,"
was a single CD containing Red Hat 6.2 as the base...."
"So what kind of stuff does KRUD give the user over Red Hat?
First and foremost is security. Kevin got tired of having to
download so many security updates after a standard Red Hat
installation. The next machine over would need the same updates,
and so on and so forth. To fix this, Kevin decided to download the
updates once and put them into the installation routine. Great
amounts of time were saved using this method. So much so, other
people liked the idea and KRUD was born. Therefore, if a security
patch becomes available for any KRUD package, it will almost
certainly be included on the next month's edition."
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