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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Re: RH9 Just Works
by Spark on Wed 23rd Apr 2003 17:41 UTC

Ok, so the major distros are pretty much ready for prime time. Next thing I'd like to see is Dell, Gateway, HP/Compaq, etc., offer Linux pre-loaded & pre-configured.

Nah, it's not _there_ yet. It's pretty cool already but there are so many little details that are a little bit off... For example some help files describe dialogs which are different then the one in Red Hat because they were modified. Those things aren't really that important but they shouldn't be in a mainstream offering.
I expect that some day Red Hat Linux will really be considered "ready" for mainstream consumption and then Red Hat will release a special desktop version which is not quite that up to date but compatible and polished up to the last bit. At least I hope so. ;)
This chould then be the stable release for more than just six months (maybe two years) and mainly be upgraded via software installation (which should be easier then when you can develop for a stable target).