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ZDNet UK: Linux Shoot-Out: Red Hat 8.0 v SuSE 8.1

Dec 10, 2002, 10:00 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Neil Randall)

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"Early Linux versions were burdened with an installation routine that was far too technical for the vast majority of Windows users, and getting the X Window graphical user interface up and running often took both time and courage. Even when everything was working, day-to-day Linux applications were much harder to use than their Windows equivalents--just reading text on-screen was difficult, thanks to X Windows' spindly fonts.

"Things have changed. Two of the year's most user-friendly Linux distributions--SuSE Linux 8.1 and Red Hat Linux 8.0--have closed the gap between Windows and Linux. For those with at least a few years of PC experience, it's now feasible to switch from Windows to Linux or use both--either in a dual-boot environment or on separate systems. So which of these alternatives should you choose? Read on..."

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