Linked by Andy Richter on Thu 11th Dec 2003 10:46 UTC
Red Hat When I volunteered to do this review I quickly realized that I was asked to review 'Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server' and not just 'Red Hat Linux'. Then panic set in. How different was this going to be from regular old Red Hat that I've used and relied on for years? Is this going to be a whole new Red Hat with a whole bunch of advanced features that I wouldn't be able to talk about either because I missed them or because I'm not qualified?
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ncurses
by None on Thu 11th Dec 2003 03:52 UTC

"Furthermore it by default boots directly into X Windows. This to me again doesn't make sense for a server operating system."

or
"I felt from the very beginning that the default install of a server should include almost nothing like OpenBSD does."

Its a pity that red hat keeps making all their tools graphical. Perhaps RH should take a hint and either let people use the command line or make ncurses based scripts for config utilities. Does RH really believe that people are that alienated from the command prompt?

Take note RH "Minimal install and for tools: give people the option to use ncurses".

I don't use RH so I don't know if they do have those kind of tools available. Just my humble opinion.