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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])
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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"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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