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Red Hat up2date

Red Hat also provides an easy interface for keeping your system up to date, and it is actually called up2date. This program is the front end to Red Hat's Red Hat Network, a premium service that nevertheless offers a free demo service. In this case, the demo is no less functional than the full product, and you can use it to keep your system patched and up to date without spending any extra money. Getting started with the program takes a few more steps than Mandrake Update—to use up2date, you need to register with the Red Hat Network. The registration dialog is launched automatically if you are starting up2date for the first time.

The limitation of the demo service becomes evident during busy periods, at which times your up2date client will politely inform you that network load is too high to allow nonpaying customers to use the service. I've found that waiting until after business hours to perform updates is usually a satisfactory solution. For pricing and premium services on the Red Hat Network, visit http://rhn.redhat.com.


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