Red Hat Linux 7
.2"> Red Hat Linux 7.2
Red Hat Linux continues to provide a well-designed, mainstream Linux distribution for businesses. The company makes some cautious choices on what to include in its kernel, so those wanting a cutting-edge Linux will find that elsewhere.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Organizations looking for a conservative, built-to-last distribution they can use for some time will find Red Hat Linux 7.2 a good fit. PROS: Ext3 file system provides journaling to Red Hat customers for the first time; easy, in-place upgrade to Ext3; includes Gnome 1.4 and KDE 2.2.1 desk-tops; new administration tools for user management, control of running services. CONS: Supports the up-and-coming ReiserFS file system in the OS but not in the installer; no logical volume management or access control list support; incompatibilities with Ximian Gnome distribution. Red Hat Inc., Durham, N.C.; (888) 733-4281; www.redhat.com/software/linux
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // New administration tools and integration of system configuration with Nautilus make Red Hat Linux immediately easier to administer for those unfamiliar to the product.