Re: RedHat 10 wishlist
From: Joe Dewberry (joe-clist_at_pacbell.net)
Date: Sat, 01 Nov 2003 17:25:27 GMT
What would be nice is to have different installation schemes....I would like
a "slimmer" install of the OS and packages as I don't really like to have
the bulky RedHat builds.
I really enjoy RedHat as it is a wonderful tool to use to help people break
the nasty habit of Windows on thier PC! That and RedHat is a flavor of
Linux that is easily sold to IT Managers who don't belong as IT Managers!
-- Joe Dewberry "L'Administrateur" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com... > It was asked what people might wish for in RedHat 10 > > Here's my response... > > I strongly urge RedHat to reconsider the methods required to manage kernel > options. Using USB devices or PDAs is a simple and common request but the > necessary recompiling of kernels is far too complex a process. > > Specifically, the tools used to manage the necessary kernel changes to > utilize common PC functions are confused and poorly designed. I'll mention > two approaches for addressing this are possible. First, write a new X > utilities that more intelligently/intuitively group kernel modules for > easier selection. This utility could include all of the functions that > currently need to be done manually: make clean, mrproper, xconfig, bzImage > etc.... > > Second, there could be selections in the RedHat installation program for > the use of these sorts of common devices and either the kernel could be > compiled during the install, or precompiled kernel versions could be > available from the installation CDs. > > This would vastly simplify the interoperability of RedHat and the growing > array of products that technically-savy consumers want to use: PDAs, USB > devices, etc.... This would make RedHat Linux far more attractive to > desktop users. Currently using a PDA with a desktop computer is only > accessible to average Windows and Macintosh users. Linux does not provide > this functionality in any way that is accessible to average users. This > will keep Linux off the radar for the consumer market and relegate Linux > to younger more technically competent users with enough time on their > hands to learn the skills required to get basic functionality from their > hardware. Not a winning proposition for Linux or Linux users. > > Thanks for taking the time to read this. > > D Almquist > Technology Mangement MBA Student > University of Washington > Seattle > > On Fri, 15 Aug 2003 14:43:27 +0200, v a c h wrote: > > > Please post your wishes and comment others... > > > > My biggest wish is: > > > > 5.1 sound on NForce2 motherboards. Why is this such a big problem? Who > > is to "blame"? Kernel developers? NVidia for not makeing drivers? Or is > > it something completely different? In each case I would like for RedHat > > to make this work in next distro if it is possible.