Well, I have upgraded my lab from RH5.0 to RH6.0, and have had a few
problems, although they were resolved with not too much effort, and
all in all, it was a smooth transition. I setup user skels to use
gnome/enlightenment combo as the default desktop/wm, but the users
consistently went back to kde. I have found that gnome will crash,
without he user really realizing it, and their .xsession-error files
will fill up my servers partition (read 300meg text file of nothing
So, RH6 is a very nice distro to load in a lab where users are
generally new to un*x, are mostly used to windows nt (the other side
of our lab). The gui of kde is reminicent of the mac os, and users are
very comfortable with this gui. It is also easy to shutdown and reboot
with kdm (point and click).
I have not had any of these machines flake out on me yet, and RH6
supported all of the hardware I could throw at it (at least stuff that
was made at least a year ago).
As for administration, the new linuxconf tool is really getting
somewhere, and the kde control center is really easy for users to
customize their session.
Also, many users who are familiar with linux have used a RH system,
and I can give them the CD to take home and load onto their machines.
Sure, i would rather use Debian or Mandrake, but for homogeny, and
therefore support, i felt RH was the best choice.
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Linux Distro? / Best GUI?:
Quote:> Here's a little flamebait for you all. What is the best distro and
> combo? By "best" let me explain. I'm a very experienced Linux
> user/admin. I started back around 92 with slackware and am currently
> using Redhat 5.0. I've heard many terrible things about RH6.0 and am
> wary. What I want is a distro that installs smoothly, has a good GUI
> (OK, this is also a question about Gnome/KDE) and has a binary package
> installation system that checks dependencies, etc... I liked
> but after a while I gave it up b/c they use tarballs and make you
> compile everything. As I understand it they still do. Opinions? -
> please CC to my email as my newsserver is slow and flaky. Thanks.
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