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DukeOfURL: Red Hat Linux 7.1 [Review]

Jun 18, 2001, 16:49 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Christle)

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"Red Hat is one of the longest standing Linux distributions in existence. Formed in 1994 by Bob Young and Mark Ewing, Red Hat has grown from a basement business to a full corporation. They have done more than any other distribution in promoting Linux in North America and perhaps even the rest of the world. They are also one of the first to take Linux to the corporate world and achieve success in that dog-eat-dog arena.

Red Hat's code base has been copied more than any other distribution. Companies such as Mandrake, SOT Best Linux, Connectiva, Abit and Kondara have all used Red Hat as the basis for their own distributions. While this is flattering for Red Hat it also shows us that Red Hat is the one company we should watch.

Red Hat is known for innovation which is why you will see them in the embedded space, developer technologies, training, management services, and technical support services. All of this wouldn't be possible if it weren't for the development of one of the more widely used and respected Linux distributions.

Which brings us to version 7.1. This is a much anticipated release as it brings us further into the newer Linux technologies and provides some bug fixes for version 7.0. To date this is their best release yet."

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