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Executive Summary: Red Hat Linux 7.3
Red Hats Red Hat Linux 7.3 makes a solid desktop operating system, but this distributions particular strengths lie on the server side. Still, Red Hat Linux is somewhat of a U.S. industry standard for Linux, and many companies that opt for Linux across their organization will likely select Red Hat.
Red Hat Linux 7.3 comes in $59.95 Personal and $199.95 Professional editions. For those who wish to forgo printed documentation and professional support, Red Hat is also available for free download over the Internet.
(+) Ships with latest version of KDE; ships with new printing configuration tools.
(-) Control panel is less conveniently organized than those for Mandrake and SuSE.
Evaluation Short List
MandrakeSofts Mandrake Linux 8.2
SuSE Linuxs SuSE Linux 8.0
Microsoft Corp.s Windows XP Professional
Apple Computer Inc.s Mac OS X