A First Look at Asianux 1.0
Posted Jul 6, 2004 2:47 UTC (Tue) by pczou
Parent article: A First Look at Asianux 1.0
pretty good review, and many good points. below are just some technical clarifications.
> Even worse, there is no easy way to change the language after installation.
yes. no such tool in Asianux. however, in Red Flag 4.1, there is a tool called "changelanguage.sh" which can be used to switch language (Chinese, Japanese and English). it offers both command line and GUI interface.
Asianux just act as basis of some server products of Red Flag and Miracle, some Korean Linux vendors will participate later, and maybe other vendors in the future.
> No wonder that the Red Flag Linux web site is hosted on a server running Red Hat Linux, rather than the company's own distribution!
well, actually Red Flag website is hosted on Red Flag Secure Server 2.0, it may look like Red Hat at first glance, however many security features (such as CFS, Audit, MAC, fine-grind ACL...) are developed exclusively by Red Flag.
> Asianux seems to differ little from Red Hat Linux 9.
well, many enterprise features can only be found in Asianux 1.0, such as LKCD, LKST, Unisys ES7000 support, ESMPRO support, and much better hardware support..., also, Asianux 1.0 offers much better Chinese/Japanese support, much easier Oracle installation support, and many easy-to-use administration tools.
> Another worrying factor is the lack of any package update tool.
yes, Asianux doesnt have any update tool, however, Red Flag 4.1, which is based on Asianux 1.0, does include an update tool.
> why would any user choose Asianux over Red Hat Linux or any other well-established distribution?
well, many, Oracle certifications, local technical support, better interface and localization works, better admin tools...
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