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LinuxPlanet: Red Hat 9 Offers Continuity, Transparency for Users

Apr 01, 2003, 19:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"Let's be honest--when Red Hat releases a new version of its distribution, no one really expects it to fail miserably. Reviews of such releases, while not exactly pro forma, have begun to take on an air of 'oooh, look at the all the cool new features,' with the occasional smattering of 'this feature did not work quite right.'

"Every once in a while, you get a review from someone who has got a bone to pick with Red Hat (or any other distro) and they take the developers to task for some real flaw that may or may not be important in the grand scheme.

"Red Hat 9 could be just another distro out of North Carolina that rakes in these kinds of reviews, and I could be one of the reviewers that does it. But as I have worked with Red Hat 9 over the last few days, my initial impressions are that it might be a disservice on my part to just toss out another such review. Because as I use it to perform the multitude of tasks needed to run LinuxPlanet and Linux Today, I find myself thinking that this version of Red Hat has actually managed to almost become exactly what Linux distributions should be.


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