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The Register: Win-XP vs Red Hat 7.2

Oct 30, 2001, 05:55 (83 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thomas C Greene)

[ Thanks to Andrew for this link. ]

"...What I wanted to see was some indication that Red Hat understands what XP is about and for whom it was developed. I wanted them to make a real leap to coincide with the XP launch and give me an opportunity to say, here's a fabulous OS which will save you money, time, and frustration. I wanted to say, here's an OS any fool can install with ease, and run with pleasure.

But alas, if XP is dumbed-down to unbearable depths, 7.2 is still bitchy, unpredictable and high-maintenance. It's still stuck in the realm of advanced users. Damn.

First off, I couldn't get the installation CD to run. I re-booted about eight times, but it just spun up and died, and went to the next boot device. On the Red Hat support site I found an article explaining that when a CD-ROM is connected to an IDE controller (just like mine), the program has 'problems'. "

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