Originally Posted by archtoad6
Apparently there really is a knome
. OP, which are you really asking about?
Given that RH9, is old & unsupported -- i.e. there will be no more security patches -- & therefore insecure, why are you using it, especially for a server?
I believe in moving forward, as you suggest. In addition, I suggest that the Emo Elmo pick a newer distro with the 2.6 kernel, tz support, and so on. Given Fedora's release cycle and shorter-term support, CentOS seems to be the likely replacement.
As to Red Hat 9 (or 7 for that matter), I have spoken with a lot of level-headed, security-oriented Linux professionals They are disgusted by recent distros turning into so-called "bloatware". These folks would rather download patches, even a new kernel, and build all that, rather than install a distro with lots of bells and whistles. I like the self-reliance these folks have but do not have the time to rebuild everything, especially distro components.
Red Hat Enterprise is one of the worst offenders, but we have to use it. I commend Red Hat for a very uniform installation experience, though. It is good, and very repeatable. However, I wish more distros would take an Ubuntu Server approach and start with minimal-ware without all the extra stuff.