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What is Red Hat Linux 9?
Red Hat Linux 8.1 was the anticipated name of the release following Red Hat Linux 8.0, but Red Hat changed the name of the release to Red Hat Linux 9 at the last minute (Red Hat's explanation). I designed and wrote A Practical Guide to Red Hat Linux 8 to work with at least two or three releases following the 8.0 release. The differences between Red Hat 8 and Red Hat 9 are minor from the perspective of a user or system administrator, so that A Practical Guide to Red Hat Linux 8 is fully compatible with the Red Hat Linux 9 distribution.
What are the Differences between Red Hat Linux 8 and 9?
Red Hat 9 is code-named Shrike. A shrike is a predatory songbird, also called a butcher bird, because it impales its prey on a thorn or sharp twig before tearing it apart with its strong beak. Hmmmm....something to do with Red Hat's new marketing strategy?