The Register: Win-XP vs Red Hat 7.2
Oct 30, 2001, 05:55 (83 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thomas C Greene)
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"...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'. "