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Old 10-03-2003, 05:00 AM   #1
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red hat desktop shortfalls?


hi.

i have bought red hat 7.2, and have bought every desktop up to red hat 9, and now have severn installed. after red hat 7.3, seems like a fully functional desktop version of red hat has been on the short end of the stick. like on red hat 9, you have to install the nvidia driver. many distros now will install it during the install, or even install it without asking.lot of distros will load opera, have a google search icon in the taskbar, you see none of this from redhat. why is red hat not installing the things that most people would want on a desktop system??

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Old 10-04-2003, 05:54 AM   #2
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Seems like RedHat is not installing the things that you want. I don't use Opera so I wouldn't want it on there.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 06:12 AM   #3
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How do Red Hat know that the public want these things? If you have specific needs, you could try dropping an email to Red Hat and ask for them to be added.

Red Hat appears to be going for the corporate desktop market and so may not consider those things necessary. Personally, I use Mozilla. If I want a Google search, I type the search into the address bar and press the down arrow.

Plus, the Linux community is huge. It is difficult to anticipate the needs of all. The beauty of Linux is that you can customise it to your own needs.

Which distros include Opera and full Nvidia drivers by default?
 
Old 10-04-2003, 06:24 AM   #4
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mephis, libranet, and asp linux will install the nvidia driver , or ask during the install if you want to install it. also, have seen opera and google search in some of the mentioned distros too. gives these distros a nod for installing extra software and applications.
 
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