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eWEEK: Red Hat Makes Itself More Available (Red Hat Linux 7.2 review)

Oct 15, 2001, 17:27 (39 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy Dyck)

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"There aren't a lot of changes in the newest update of Red Hat Inc.'s Red Hat Linux, but the biggest change--the addition of a journaling file system--is an important advance for the operating system.

eWEEK Labs tested final code of Red Hat Linux 7.2, which starts shipping next week and costs $60 for 30 days of support or $200 for 180 days of support. Version 7.2's use of the ext3 file system, the follow-on to Linux's default ext2 file system, will provide Red Hat customers with higher availability for their file servers.

...However, we were disappointed that there wasn't at least the option to use three features available for Linux: the ReiserFS file system (supported in the operating system but not the installer), logical volume management and file access control lists. The latter two are important for the enterprise, and we'd encourage Red Hat to move forward quickly in these areas. SuSE Linux AG's SuSE Linux is a good choice for those wanting a mainstream Linux distribution with a more aggressive development approach."

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