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ZDNet: Red Hat Linux 7.1 (Review)

Jun 02, 2001, 23:30 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kamal Gill)

ZDNet offers a review of Red Hat Linux 7.1, which it maintains is "flexible, reliable, and rock-solid." A very positive look at Red Hat's latest, though it kvetches a little about the lack of GNOME 1.4 and text-based sound configuration.

"With greater than two-thirds of the Linux distribution market share, Red Hat Linux is arguably the de facto standard for the Linux software platform. Buffed up with a new kernel, vastly improved hardware detection, foolproof package management, and an Internet-based software management feature that's in a class by itself, version 7.1 is Red Hat's most significant upgrade yet. It delivers a flexible, reliable, rock-solid platform suited for home, small-business and enterprise users alike.

...Red Hat 7.1 offers an array of installation options that set it apart from typical Linux distributions. If you use an older version of Red Hat (as far back as version 3.0.3) and wish to keep your existing user files, you will find 7.1's upgrade procedure quick, painless, and efficient. In contrast, competing distributions such as SuSE Linux and Linux-Mandrake offer package updates that can be error-prone and take more time than performing a complete installation."

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