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RE: Your opinion please - no flame wars !

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Mithun Bhattacharya [SMTP:mithun.b@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent:	Wednesday, May 09, 2001 6:54 PM
> To:	linux-delhi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject:	Re: [linux-delhi] Your opinion please - no flame wars !
> Hmm I wonder how many people on this list has actually used the RedHat
> Update. I have been using it for about a week or so and I say it is a
> pretty good alternative for apt-get. Unlike what the rumor mills said
> up2date is not a paid service - you just need to create a userid
> password. What that will do is accumulate all the hardware and software
> information for all the PC's you would like to club together. So I have
> like 10 workstations clubbed into one. It gives me a one place to look
> up what all needs to be upgraded and where... All the information I
> upload to RedHat is optional. I could very well just create a account
> without sending any hardware information. Also whenever a critical
> software update is out a email is sent to me as a reminder - I think the
> email was also a optional field.
> Up2date has a pretty good graphical interface to select what packages to
> install and the package description. It also lists the latest advicories
> which are applicable to my particular workstation. As for the apt-get
> enthusiasts I would like to hear how difficult it is to click on the
> up2date icon and then clicking on update all button ???
> As for people who imagine RedHat users go ahead and install whatever
> software they feel like I would like to ask a simple question is there
> anything preventing a user from going ahead and installing a .deb file
> from anywhere on the net ?? Also I do hope the official patches and
> updates are available on ftp://updates.redhat.com and the mirror sites
> listed in http://www.redhat.com/mirrors.html Those who like bleeding
> edge stuff they need to compiles from tar balls irrespective of whether
> they are a Debian user or a RedHat. What I think is happening here is
> that people blindly like to bash RedHat just because too many novice
> users are on it and they are not able to defend themselves from the
> Debian folks.
> Mithun
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