Bug 88627 - Red Hat Linux 9 Praise bug
Red Hat Linux 9 Praise bug
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2003-04-11 12:02 EDT by Michael Lee Yohe
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-02 13:46:25 EST
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Description Michael Lee Yohe 2003-04-11 12:02:43 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20030102

Description of problem:
I will unfortunately waste a few bytes in the database to store this "Praise"
bug.  It's not a new idea - Mozilla's bugzilla database actually has a few of
these "bugs" that are merely a method by which _we_ the end-users get to pat the
back of _them_ the developers of the operating system we just love to tinker
with.  I hope that all the Bugzilla end-users and developers alike feel the
appreciation that we have.  Tack your own praise to this bug.

My approach to upgrading from Red Hat Linux 8.0 to Red Hat Linux 9 was
untraditional.  I did not boot the upgrade discs.  I did not backup and then
format and install fresh.

I used up2date (from rawhide) to "--upgrade-to-release=9", grabbed the
redhat-release package, new rpm package, and a couple other relavent packages to
"upgrade" to 9.  So far as I can tell, it worked without a hitch.  Next time
up2date was run, I have 450+ updates (all the packages installed on this Red Hat
Linux 8.0 machine) that it could chew on for hours.

Upon upgrading, I also grabbed:


The above packages I believe are the most important packages that make "9" worth
the extra major 1 modifier.  The differences on my Pentium 4 2.4GHz machine were
more than dramatic.  It was like I had installed an extra 512M of RAM - or
upgraded the processor.  Red Hat's Linux kernel has many 2.5+ enhancements to
the scheduler that make response time so much snappier.  The NPTL updates make
the threaded apps on my machine faster - more responsive when working with a
large number of threads.  XFree86, itself, is better with many driver
enhancements for modern video adapters.

I would like to give praise to the distribution team for making "9" an update
worth getting.  I stuck with 7.1 even through 7.2 and 7.3 because 7.1 was solid.
 I made the switch to 8.0 because of the eye-candy of GTK+ 2.  "9" is worth the
hassle of upgrading because Red Hat Linux 9 finally feels like it's fast,
snappy, and can play with the big boys.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Red Hat Linux 9.
2. Enjoy the living crap out of it.
3. Pat yourself on the back for making the switch.

Actual Results:  Utter bliss.

Expected Results:  Utter bliss (duh).

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-03-02 13:46:25 EST
Closing this bugs, just for easier queries. Thanks! :)

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