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RE: Switch to Red Hat?

I would say don't do it. I switched to Red Hat for this reason and it the
biggest regret of my linux life! Red Hat ran slower in everything on my
The installition is very simple but it make admin task very complex (without
using the graphical interfaces). The structure of the file system is
different and very annoying to me. The Red hat dist also make dependencies
that don't exist in Debian. For example, xdm is dependent upon xbanner. The
system also becomes bloated. I have a 250 MHD, withRed Hat I had 10M free
after the basic X Red Hat install. With Debian, I had near 100M and had X
tons of other stuff. Debian RULES!!!


> ----------
> From: 	Jeff Miller[SMTP:jmiller@gfs.com]
> Sent: 	Friday, January 08, 1999 8:24 AM
> To: 	debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Subject: 	Switch to Red Hat?
> Hello Debian users,
> I have been using the Debian distribution of Linux for many months now,
> but am starting to recognize deficiencies in available, up-to-date
> packages.  For example, the latest GNOME files are 0.99.2 but I cannot
> find .deb files for it anywhere.  The best I could find was 0.30.  This
> wouldn't be an issue if I could actually make my own, but many times the
> packages simply won't build for me.  The *other* major distribution, Red
> Hat, has .rpm files available for the GNOME project and they are pretty
> much up to date but I can't get them to install on my Debian system.  I am
> torn because I like the fact that Debian packages are easy to find and
> download, but it seems that Red Hat is more up-to-date.  Are there others
> that have found this as a problem?  Can someone convince me not to *cross
> over*?  I am tempted to just run out and purchase Red Hat 5.2 and wipe my
> Debian system and leave it all behind me.  Is there an alternative?
> Regards,
> Jeff 
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