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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by Jay on Sat 5th Oct 2002 16:28 UTC

Jules, lol, I like your term "bulletproof". It isn't bulletproof, that's true. What amazed me though was how Red Hat was able to turn on a dime and put out a distro like this. In general, Linux (for consumers) has to get some of these multimedia apps more refined, I know. Apple has an advantage there because everything is tailored to the hardware they use (well, some would debate if that's an advantage, of course :-). But, as I said in the article, it isn't quite there yet. But, it sounds like multimedia is another area where progress must be made. There are problems with this on other platforms too. Everytime Roxio Toast comes out with a new update for the Mac, there are always problems they have to put out more updates to fix.

I don't know precisely what else is in the Pro version of Red Hat. I would think, lots and lots of more server tools, for one thing.

I installed SuSE 8.1 PE last night and got my settings fixed up, but had no time to test out the package selection/installation yet.