Executive Summary

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2002-05-27 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


: Red Hat Linux 7.3"> Executive Summary: Red Hat Linux 7.3
USABILITY Poor
CAPABILITY Good
PERFORMANCE Good
INTEROPERABILITY Fair
MANAGEABILITY Fair
SCALABILITY Fair
SECURITY Good
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.

Cost Analysis

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
  • www.redhat.com



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    As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. JasonÔÇÖs coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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