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."