Linked by Robert C. Dowdy on Tue 8th Oct 2002 02:36 UTC
Red Hat I know what you're thinking, but don't worry. This article isn't 'Yet Another Red Hat 8.0 Review'. This article is primarily about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a newbie, but it's also about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a KDE user. Why? I happen to be a KDE user, so it makes sense I'd focus more on what I know the most about. Plus, I still remember the frustration of staring with something akin to terror at a blank command line with lots of ideas about what I'd like to do and very little knowledge of how to do it.
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by Rob on Tue 8th Oct 2002 04:03 UTC

>>"I'm sitting here on RH 8 and just got my first update alert from the RH Network icon at the end of the Panel. It glows red when there is an online update available. It turned out to be an updte of fetchmail. Anyway, what a nice feature! I still don't now if I have this because I actually bought it or if anyone can have this."

If you buy the Personal edition you get full access to Red Hat Network for 30 days. With Professional, I think it's 60 days. Even download users (or people whose time has run out) can use RHN, though. The only condition is that sometimes the network may be flooded with requests, and paying customers are given priority.

>>"I'm so impressed by the smoothness of the shading animation that I click "cancel" and play a bit more with the desktop, sometimes just clicking the logout-button repeatedly lol. It's like a drug."

If you had my laptop you'd go right to sleep. The logout fading on XP and Linux is awful on this machine for some reason. It doesn't look cool at all ... it looks more like a defective LCD (and it's a relatively new model, too).

To the comment about giving RH 8.0 to grandma ... unless you're going to do some heavy configuring beforehand, as great as I think Red Hat is at this point it's certainly not grandma-proof yet (unless you have a particularly savvy granny). :-)