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My name is Herb and this is my first post to the forum. I am a definite Linux neophyte as I have not purchased my boxed copy or Pro 8.0 as yet! That's because I am in the processing of ordering parts to build my dream computer, a new Intel SE7505VRB dual-processor server board with two Intel 2.8 GHz Xeon 533 MHz FSB processors on board. I also have all the other high perfomance perks too...Adaptec single channel Ultra320 SCSI, ATI Radeon 9700 Pro, 512 Mb of DRAM, Seagate 36 Gb 15K RPM Ultra320 SCSI drive etc.
Basically, I am trying to build a kick-butt Windows 2000 Pro/RedHat Pro 8.0 machine. I am pouring over the web sites of all the hardware I am buying, dowloading spec sheets to ensure RedHat compatibility and driver support. I've also been perusing other forums and sites to glean info as well to make intelligent purchases.
Just wanted to as my forum friends several questions:
1.) Any issues with RedHat Pro 8.0 and dual processor (SMP) operations?
2.) Any good sites to refer to in order to learn and glean info from?
3.) Can the members recommend some good RedHat reference books to purchase. I especially liked the "Sams Net" books when I've used them in the past with titles like "Frontpage 98 Unleashed". Are there better or more comprehensive ones out there? I plan to purchase a start-up RedHat 8.0 book today just to read up on the basics. But I welcome your recommendations.
Thanks folks for listening and sorry for the long first letter.
Thanks for the information. JRG, I am an avid tinkerer. So having RedHat Pro 8.0 will not be a problem for me as my new machine will be a dual-boot one (Win 2000 Pro & RedHat Pro 8.0). I want the experience of loading it, running it, upgrading it, then hopefully be able to write my own scripts to fine tune it as time goes by. I am doing this for the experience as I won't be running anything critical in RedHat for now. Thanks for all your help, I appreciate it.