Review: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3

Wednesday, 4 February 2004, 12:13 PM EST

Like all Linux variants, Enterprise Linux benefits from the fact that open source applications such as Samba, Mozilla, and OpenOffice keep getting better. Red Hat cannot really claim credit for these improvements, but they do enhance the user experience and make Linux a more suitable candidate for the high-end treatment offered by Enterprise Linux. Red Hat can claim some credit for the BlueCurve desktop design, which provides a uniform interface for both Gnome and KDE, and other improvements.

Enterprise Linux 3 looks and feels more like a steady, sober corporate computer system than previous Red Hat offerings, although the changes to the user experience are subtle and may not attract a lot of attention. The real changes are largely invisible to the user — better performance, and better and more efficient support for alternative platforms. But you'll also find enhanced support (including improvements to the Red Hat Network services) and better tools for enterprise administration, such as better deployment and rollout tools and new support for diskless clients. Is it worth it? That depends on who you are.

By Joe Casad at UnixReview.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

(IN)SECURE Magazine issue 45 released

(IN)SECURE Magazine is a free digital security publication discussing some of the hottest information security topics. Learn about personal data bankruptcy and the cost of privacy, security and compliance, delivering digital security to a mobile world, and much more.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Thu, Mar 5th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //