March 24th, 2003, 11:39 PM
Redhat 9 out next week?
I just got this email from redhat
We've recently made some changes to Red Hat Network based on survey
data that we received from you. We found that two items of extreme
interest to our users are early release of Red Hat Linux ISOs and
improved technical support.
Beginning March 31st, paid subscribers to Red Hat Network will have
access to Red Hat Linux 9 ISOs - a full week before retail store and
Red Hat FTP availability. Also, Red Hat Network subscribers will
receive dedicated Red Hat Network Technical Support. For more
information about the benefits of being a Red Hat Network Subscriber,
If you would like to purchase a Red Hat Network subscription, go to:
Thanks again for using Red Hat Linux. We appreciate any and all
feedback from our users and hope you continue to enjoy your
complimentary account with Red Hat Network. If you would like to
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--the Red Hat Network team
Here is some futher links
So it seems that the name Redhat 8.1(Which has been in beta testing for a while under the name Phoebe) has been skipped and the new version will be called 9 instead Although I am not sure on there motives for going straight to 9, I am looking forward to the release
March 25th, 2003, 12:05 AM
Yea, I noticed that on Red Hat's website earlier today.. That's kinda weird I think, because 8.0 just came out fairly recently... But at that, it's something to look forward to anyway.. Linux ISO, www.linuxiso.org, has Red Hat 8.1 beta available for download, but I guess you are right - they are moving on to version 9 instead of 8.1... Cool deal, can't wait...
March 25th, 2003, 01:29 AM
Would doing updates with red hat network update my box from RH 8.0 to 9.0?
March 25th, 2003, 01:33 AM
Hrmm. I doubt it would update all the way from 8 to 9 but I'm curious as to whether they will fix some of the problems that 8 presented. I'll have to find a way to burn some copies.. Damn burner is down. =P
March 25th, 2003, 01:50 AM
Well, with the release of 8, they incorporated the rhn_register and up2date programs so it's easier than before (although you still have to install the gpg key). If you have 8 and you have a paid subscription (I do and I'm updating!), then just run 'up2date -u' and you should be relatively "updated" although there might be things added that 8 doesn't have that would be missed, of course.
If you feel up to it, go edit /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date, change it so you can download the kernel files (or run up2date --configure), let it do it's thing, then reboot.
Reason I say this is, what's being provided in 9 that can't be fixed with an rpm update? 8's got a journaled filesystem (ext3) and just about everything you'd need...all on a stable level. I haven't had many of the problems with 8 like some have had so for me to switch, there'd have to be quite the feature list of things I'd actually care about.
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March 25th, 2003, 03:39 AM
8.0.94 is the current beta for 8.1 or was supposed to be.... but they are jumping..... 9 is indeed going to be the next version.....its to keep up with the version # race that seems to be taking place in linux.
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March 25th, 2003, 05:18 AM
Thanks for that info, I nomally do run up2date and include the kernal updates, I love to be on the bleed edge, so I'll most likely do an upgrade if up2date doesn't do it for me. MsMittens with your burner being down, you might just want to do a network install. Jus 'til you get it fixed.
March 25th, 2003, 05:56 AM
i wonder if they fixed this problem mentioned in this post
im sure they would have to right??????
March 25th, 2003, 11:12 AM
Eh. I'll get a friend to burn it for me. I'm a klutz at times and will probably blow something up if I do a network install. Plus I have limited disk space (and am cheap!). Anyways, it's good to have disks.
As for RHN, that was first --brokenly-- included with 7.1, fixed and used in 7.3. I use it and have a paid subscription. Nice little feature. One of their better ones -- better than Windows Update IMHO. But while it updates patches, I don't think it will update the whole OS. You'll get newer kernels to a degree but I don't know if they'll go whole hog. I want to upgrade to the newer Gnome but I just dread having to bring down all those files, compiling them one after another and then installing and praying I didn't miss something.
March 25th, 2003, 12:18 PM
What I would be interested in is to see if RH 9 changed the default filesystem to ReiserFS. From what I've seen and read, ReiserFS seems to be superior to ext3.