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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Graphical Install
by Jay on Fri 4th Oct 2002 05:53 UTC

Alex, it gave me the choice of graphical or text install - I chose graphical and it was totally graphical. Hmmm.

Darius, I agree that Windows and Mac are ahead of Linux for the type of things you spoke of. I guess it's a matter of the excitement of getting hooked into something, a movement, and seeing it progress, evolve into something better and better. We have had Linux geeks post here that have said it's not for desktop use, should not be for desktop use, but for servers and developers only. But, I think they're wrong. I have seen Linux evolve - it has its own momentum now, it's like a river endlessly seeking its base level. No matter what anyone says, there are all these people in little companies, developers and programmers relentlessly finding better ways, better looking ways, better working ways of making Linux a desktop OS. I don't think it can be stopped.And the - poof - almost out of nowhere, here comes Red Hat! So, I know using Linux can be frustrating and inadequate at times, but being in the state of mind to be a part of this...well, I guess it's the old saying, the journey is the destination. It's really fun!