Can Linux be retro? Sure it can, since it’s been around since 1993.
In the video below, I take a quick overview of Red Hat Linux 9 release, the last desktop version of Red Hat before the company decided to go "all corporate" and it became Red Hat Enterprise Linux or RHEL for short.
RHL 9 was released March 2003, back at a time when Windows XP was only 2 years old. It was a rather large 3-disc distribution available for download or for sale in places like Border’s and Barnes & Noble bookstores.
RHL was the name Linux was known for (mainly because of a high presence in stores) well before people knew what Ubuntu even was.
Some people even today still wish Red Hat would have stayed in the consumer market instead of concentrating on enterprise only. Admittedly, RHL was a very solid product; you can tell a lot of time was put into it.
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