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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A couple of points ...
by Rob on Tue 8th Oct 2002 16:54 UTC

As to using "rpm -i" to install the .src RPMS, I wanted people to understand what happens when you work with a source package (as in, where the various bits go and why). Sometimes you need to patch/edit the sources or spec file before rebuilding a package, but if I'd just shown how to rebuild the .src.rpm itself, a lot of people wouldn't even know those things exist.

I've had a report via e-mail that the more traditional methods of installing TrueType fonts from the command line will work on Red Hat 8.0, but in my case doing it the traditional way was flaky, so I posted a way that I *knew* would work and had the added benefit of *not* being able to screw up the user's system. Maybe there are still some issues here RH needs to take care of, or maybe my installation is slightly flawed (if it is, I'm most likely not alone, meaning the traditional method might cause more harm than good for some people). I really think Red Hat should have included a reliable GUI config tool for this.

>>"Does this mean that Macromedia is making Flash for Linux, or is he talking about a plugin?"

At about the same time Adobe releases GoLive, AfterEffects and Acrobat for Linux, I bet. :-) I should have been more clear, I guess: I just meant the plugin.