RH8.0 (was Re: bluecurve)
merritt at u.washington.edu
Mon Jan 6 16:16:58 PST 2003
On Monday 06 January 2003 12:20, 'The Buddha' Doug McLean wrote:
> I don't know about you guys, but I am all for waiting for the x.1,
> x.2 versions of Redhat. They usually work out the bugs by then. :)
I'll let you guys thrash out the pros and cons of Redhat versions.
Instead I'll just pipe up one last time to say that I've been very happy
with Mandrake 8.1 and 9.0 installed on quite a variety of machines
(8.2 was problematic, but that's now water under the bridge).
Multimedia comes in great by default, printing in a shared network
environment *really works* straight out of the box, OpenOffice is
also installed by default if you choose "office workstation" during
installation, the update tool is nice, yadda yadda. It's biggest fault
IMHO is that the set of packages installed suffers from the kitchen
sink syndrome. It is hard, for example, to persuade it not to install
any of the Gnome libraries or tools even if you tell it this is not to be
a Gnome desktop machine.
I'm not pushing it on anyone; just pointing out that if you are not
happy with the distro you'be been using, there are plenty of others
to try that may fit your needs better. And it is my impression that
Redhat has a smaller user community contributing rpms and user
forum support than several of the other distros.
Ethan A Merritt merritt at u.washington.edu
Biomolecular Structure Center Box 357742
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
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