Linked by Jay Sabol on Fri 4th Oct 2002 00:49 UTC
Red Hat Well, here on OSNews, there has been plenty of discussion about Red Hat 8, what it is, what it isn't, the Bluecurve look and many other features and issues. I ordered Red Hat 8 Personal Edition and decided to see how close Red Hat 8 may be to a distribution that Joe and Jane User could install and use.
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One thing about Linux in general
by SmallStepForMan on Fri 4th Oct 2002 02:16 UTC

One of the best things about BeOS was BeBits - a one stop shop for all apps, nicely categorised and ranked. Best of all, almost all worked without dependancy hell, and with crystal clear instructions for those 2% of apps which needed dependancies (libSDL for example). On BeOS, apps could be installed virtually anywhere, and the location for shared libraries was well known. A users delight.

So, how does RedHat 8.0 fare in this field? My past Suse/Redhat experiences were nightmarish when it came to installing additional RPM's from the net.