Linked by Mike Reed on Tue 22nd Apr 2003 19:02 UTC
Red Hat I keep reading all these tales of woe of people having bad experiences with Linux. Sure, I've had my own bad experiences, across many an OS, but just lately I've been running a Red Hat Linux 9 desktop full-time at home and have yet to run into any major issue. What follows is an overview of my personal experiences with Linux. But first, a bit about me.
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Red Hat 9
by Spark on Wed 23rd Apr 2003 09:59 UTC

I just love this system. ;) This article was a bit weird IMO (as an article) but nothing bad. =) I didn't know that Red Hat has included own timeservers this time, thanks for the tip! This works really great.
I really like the direction this is taking (especially with GNOME2 and Red Hat in particular). Now we just need even more polish, much better performance (in everything, sadly), mono/Gtk# for RAD for GNOME and cross plattform and more mature applications. Oh and not to forget more standardisation of the kind that freedesktop.org is doing. A common HIG wouldn't hurt either (I really want this, even if it would mean to revert to some sucky interface decisions again, like "Ok | Cancel" instead of "Cancel | Do something". I think that interoperability and integration is more important at this point than beeing right at every little detail (and in the end, dialog button position is an incredible minor detail).
However I absolutely don't like the KDE idea to get consistency by forcing everything to be based on one single toolkit. That's monoculture. I want to use the tools that are right for the job, weither they are based on Gtk, Qt, XUL or even Java (even though I enjoy Gtk the most). I do the same on Windows, so why shouldn't it work in Linuxland.