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Chapter 12. Keeping Up to Date > Ximian's Red Carpet

Ximian's Red Carpet

One of the great strengths of Ximian Red Carpet is the broad range of distributions it supports (Debian, Mandrake, Red Hat, SuSE, and others). Furthermore, the interface is consistent across all of these different platforms. Get used to Red Carpet on one system, and you'll find it just as easy on another.

Like the other options I've discussed, Red Carpet takes care of making sure that any dependencies necessary to install a package are met and taken care of—automagically. Best of all, Ximian offers this service free of charge. It also offers a premium service that gives you access to dedicated servers with much faster access. As part of its premium service, Ximian occasionally offers additional bonuses, such as free versions of commercial software. Whichever way you choose to go (free or premium service), you can get started by downloading the client appropriate for your system from the Ximian Red Carpet Web site:


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