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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Annoys me
by Alex on Fri 4th Oct 2002 04:51 UTC

The only things I think Redhat did wrong are the following:

1. Ghostscript is not default PDF viewer, QT apps should be installed even without KDE, just the libraries and all that

2. Add Remove packages only adds and remove packages installed with distribution not the RPMS i get online.

3. Control center has far fewer options than I expected. YASYT was a few hundred times more comprehensive and better integrated. Their control center is pretty but jsut too limited.

4. confusing menu,

5. wahtever the gnome panel is called is too big, it should be a step down.

6. installation at first isn't user friendly and is in text mode. SuSE has the whole isntallation look beautiful form the second I inserted the DVD it was graphical ALL the way, the whole installationw as much better.

7. Text bootscreen. SuSE and mandrake both ahve graphical bootscreens. A utility to change the bootscreens IE: mandrake's is also needed

8. UP2Date should tell you what it updated and flash or something like in XP when there is a new update. Moszilla IMO should use ORBit as the default theme.

9. More emblems, tehre are plenty they could of added at gnome.art.org, as wella s many other ool GNOME art.

10. I hope Redhat takes are feedback and amkes the enxt version even better.

everything else is really good.