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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congratulations Spark
by jan on Tue 8th Oct 2002 23:26 UTC

Not only did you give a review from the point of view of the "ordinary man"; not only did you delineate the problems that this "person" might have; you gave detailed instructions on how he/she could overcome some of these problems, in "ordinary language"
RH should collect your review and include it on the cd.
How "ordinary" is "ordinary"? For example: some time ago I was trying to install a linux OS and called the technical number of my ISP to ask what was meant by "host name". He did not know. This is not a criticism of the technical rep. the ISP did not support linux. However, it is a large ISP, and the rep. must have demonstrated sufficient knowledge to get hired.So he could in no way be considered a "joe user".
If you, spark, can do this why cannot the distribution do it, and in more detail?
Thanks for educating me.