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Old 04-10-2003, 02:03 PM   #1
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Red Hat 9 Questions


Hey this question is for red hat 9 users. I run Redhat 7.3 on my laptop on home machine. Im just curious what rh9 users think of RH's new OS? Anything about it from the way it looks to programming in it. What do u think about it?
 
Old 04-10-2003, 03:47 PM   #2
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I like RH8 and I would upgrade to RH9 except there are apparently issues with kernel 2.4.20 and Oracle9i release 2. The RH9 platform is not an enterprise platform, for that you would need RH Advanced Server which is garunteed to work with Oracle9i release 2. The advanced server also supports the clustering capability that make enterprise applications perform at a higher level.

If I where not studying Oracle9i at school than I would upgrade to RH9 and use mySQL. The Kde 3.1 and Gnome 2.2 desktops are definately very nice. I use the command line half the time, but I like having the desktop there for look and feel, as well as security.
 
Old 04-10-2003, 11:17 PM   #3
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I just installed Red Hat 9. I remove completery Red Hat 8.0 and did fresh install of OS. It seems more stable , Ximian 1.2, Mozilla 1.2 and I think more stable.

Graphics almost the same as Red Hat 8.0. I installed FULL PACKAG E about 4.5 GIG ( a lot of applications ).

Vim and Emacs are installed for programming

I think it cost to try it.
 
Old 04-10-2003, 11:49 PM   #4
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I just installed Red Hat 9. I remove completery Red Hat 8.0 and did fresh install of OS. It seems more stable , Ximian 1.2, Mozilla 1.2 and I think more stable.
Agree, and they probably changed lots of other things that we didn't notice yet so I would suggest you to upgrade or do a fresh install as I did.

oh hey.. you have to change your Distribution, in your Profile!
 
Old 04-11-2003, 08:19 AM   #5
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Thumbs down Bad experience with redhat 9.0 on laptop

Well, I would say that if your current version is working okay, stick with it.

I was going to install 8.0 on my laptop recently, but decided to hold out for 9.0. First of all, acpi isn't built-in (still), so I still had to recompile the kernel. It doesn't work, anyway.... I wish Redhat would spend less time on GUIs and maybe help out a little bit with ACPI. It's not like every new laptop being made is using it or anything.... And now my wireless card won't work in 9.0, which DID work in 8.0.. I'm using Windows right now just to get on the Internet....dammit.....

As for the GUI, the login screen looks slightly different, but once you get into the desktop, it looks almost the same as 8.0.

I have a feeling that marketing people are getting a louder voice at redhat - the skip from 8.0 to 9.0 was really not warranted, and it seems to me it was just a ploy to get more people interested/downloading/using it. If they had really changed things, then, okay, but they really didn't - it's just newer versions of the same old software. Oh, wait - they added a "reboot" button to the login screen.. major release!


rantrantrantrant..


-tom
 
Old 04-11-2003, 09:58 AM   #6
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if you have a working rh 8 then you should'int upgrade. Rh 9 is a lil slower then 8 because of gnome 2.2. There really arent a lot of differences from rh 8 and 9. still no ntfs or mp3 support by default. My gforce 4 drivers didnt come with rh9 for some reason which rh 8 did. I have heard that people have been having trouble with kernel 2.4.20.
 
Old 04-11-2003, 11:01 AM   #7
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Quote:
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if you have a working rh 8 then you should'int upgrade. Rh 9 is a lil slower then 8 because of gnome 2.2. There really arent a lot of differences from rh 8 and 9. still no ntfs or mp3 support by default. My gforce 4 drivers didnt come with rh9 for some reason which rh 8 did. I have heard that people have been having trouble with kernel 2.4.20.

I use NVIDIA GeForce 4 video card. Download and install the driver:
http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=linux

It works fine for me. Also, I think Gnome works better on Red Hat 9


Why Gnome 2.2 is slower?


Thanks
 
Old 04-11-2003, 11:04 AM   #8
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damn.. it seems that they messed up with lots of things.
 
Old 04-11-2003, 05:21 PM   #9
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follow up to my initial post. I ended up upgrading my laptop running RH7.3 to RH8. I chose upgrade instead of clean install and im quite happy. Installed from ISO's on the HD and it went smooth and fast. RH8 is pretty good, i think ill stick to it for awhile before venturing to 9 considering all the bad things people have to say about it. Thanks guys.
 
Old 04-11-2003, 06:47 PM   #10
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I haven't tried Red Hat 9 on a laptop, but it was amazingly stable on my desktop. I don't know about anyone else, but it ran quite a bit faster than 8.0 on my machine, and really my only gripe is that it doesn't seem to come with any video player at all (not that I saw, at least). That's really not a huge deal, either, as myplayer is easily installed.

I always had trouble with Red Hat 8, but 9.0 has been far more stable for me.
 
Old 04-12-2003, 03:14 AM   #11
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mikeshn i know i could download them but rh 8 had the pre installed for some reason, and gnome 2.2 is a slower if you use some of its new features.serz how did rh mess up alot of things?
 
Old 04-16-2003, 04:22 PM   #12
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Like the others, I really like this distro. It works nicely on my laptop, a Dell Inspiron 3800. I'm still getting it set up, but at this point it seems much more stable than RH8. As others mentioned, the new versions of Mozilla, Evolution, etc. are sweet. I have to give major props to the people at Ximian: they out-microsofted Microsoft with Evolution and this version is much improved. They took a killer program, Outlook, and made it better. The support for multiple mailboxes is so much better, and the calendar program has some awesome features that Outlook has overlooked (setting timezones on appts., etc.). That said, I don't think RH9's for everyone. But its definitely a good desktop or laptop distro.

--Erich
 
  


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