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[News] Review of RHEL Clone Scientific Linux, Red Hat Might Work with HP

  • Subject: [News] Review of RHEL Clone Scientific Linux, Red Hat Might Work with HP
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 00:53:46 +0100
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Gazing at Scientific Linux

,----[ Quote ]
| While the distribution isn't eye-catching, 
| it has a lot of good things going for it. 
| In fact, I occasionally found myself 
| thinking, I wish Fedora did this in this 
| way. For example, I always wondered why 
| Fedora didn't adopt the Yumex package 
| manager front-end. I like that Scientific 
| comes with some multimedia support and 
| Flash rather than making their users hunt 
| down third-party repositories. Scientific's 
| approach to security, offering a custom 
| live CD password and disabling network 
| services out of the box, is commendable. 
| Further, I like that my touchpad works the 
| way I expect it to without editing a 
| configuration file. The Scientific team 
| offers a stable desktop with long-term 
| support and does a good job of it. The only 
| drawback, so far as I can see, is that some 
| of their key components are getting out of 
| date. Usually this isn't a problem, except 
| perhaps, when using software like 
| OpenOffice.org and Firefox. Those projects 
| which put out major releases once a year or 
| more will appear dated. In conclusion, 
| Scientific is a good desktop for people who 
| prefer stability over riding the cutting 
| edge.


HP and Red Hat: Ganging Up On Sun?

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| Thereâs plenty of traditional channel 
| partner news here at the HP Americas 
| Partner Conference in Las Vegas. But 
| sometimes, the juiciest news occurs over 
| dinner. A case in point: Sources say HP VP 
| Frank Rauch and Red Hat North America 
| Channel Chief Roger Egan will likely meet 
| for a meal tonight. Their mutual interest, 
| besides fine dining: Finding new ways to 
| target and engage Sun Microsystemsâ 
| customer base. Hereâs the scoop.



Opinion: RHEL 5 turns 3, Suggestions for Red Hat

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| Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (Tikanga) was
| released on March 14, 2007 and yesterday
| was RHEL 5's 3rd birthday. Since then we
| have gotten 4 update releases.
| Given the fact that Red Hat's original plan
| was to have a new RHEL release every 18 -
| 24 months, one has to wonder where RHEL 6
| is and why it is so late. My best guess is
| that RHEL 6 (which so far has had a non-
| public alpha release within Red Hat as
| witnessed in some Bugzilla reports) will
| come out sometime this summer... possibly
| in time for the Red Hat Summit in Boston
| (June 22-25, 2010). For that to happen I
| would expect a public beta for RHEL 6 to be
| released in the not too distant future.
| We'll see how that pans out.

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