LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-29-2003, 10:08 PM   #1
pmorkert
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Red Hat Linux 8.0
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Red Hat 8.0 or 9.0?




Is it worth the time and Effort to upgrade from Red Hat 8.0 to Red Hat 9.0? I am running the free version of 8.0 currently.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 10:34 PM   #2
DrOzz
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 4,185

Rep: Reputation: 60
i would say no, i actually believe that 8 is more stable than 9, anyways i am sure you'll hear both sides of the story, but i'd stay with 8 if i were you.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 10:54 PM   #3
contrasutra
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 1,445

Rep: Reputation: 46
I would say yes. Its got updated packages. things are better.

Though if you get APT4RPM, you can just upgrade from that.

Also, if you are going to end up reinstalling, you may want to look at other distros. Many people "grow out of" redhat. Not that its bad, but theres loads of choices, and most people just pick Redhat because its the most popular. But if you like it, more power to ya.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 11:03 PM   #4
moeminhtun
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Singapore
Distribution: Fedora Core 6
Posts: 647

Rep: Reputation: 30
I would say yes. The stability is not that bad. On my machine, it's more stable than version 8 and better hardware support, for example it can detect my USB infrared 5 button mouse while redhat 8 couldn't.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 11:24 PM   #5
pmorkert
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Red Hat Linux 8.0
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I have recently upgraded my system. I have a
AMD Athlon XP 2200+ CPU, 512MB of PC2700 RAM. I am assuming it would work fine on my computer. Maybe I'll partition my hard drive into two parts and put 9.0 on my system also.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Red Hat custom Kernel compilation mini-How-To for Red Hat 8-9 Thetargos Red Hat 431 04-13-2007 05:19 AM
Red Hat 9 to Red Hat EL Mozilla Migration Question rharvey@cox Linux - Software 2 01-13-2004 06:43 PM
Red Hat does not plan to release another product in the red hat linux line... Whitehat General 5 11-03-2003 06:33 PM
Red Hat Enterprise vs. Red Hat Linux Project RedHatMN Linux - Distributions 2 07-29-2003 04:16 AM
Red Hat 7.2... & a modem with Red Hat 7.1 driver support rahduku Linux - Distributions 1 02-14-2002 11:49 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:41 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration