4 of my Top 5 Linux Distros are RHEL-based (Red Hat Enterprise Linux). In Tier One is Fedora 33 Cinnamon Spin at #2, AlmaLinux at #3, and CentOS Stream at #4. Oracle Linux is at #5 in Tier Two.

Along with my #1 FossaPup64 9.5 (AKA Puppy Linux 9.5) Distro, those other 3 Distros in Tier One represent the only Linux Distros I use regularly. Puppy 9.5, Fedora 33, AlmaLinux, and CentOS Stream all are on at least one USB permanently…Puppy ‘n Fedora are on three USB’s each.

I have recently created the new RHEL-based page in order to focus on those RHEL-based Distros, plus a couple more, and may add some of the older posts on them to that page also. The page is still under construction, but should have it ‘Tweaked’ within a week.

  • First post in this RHEL-based Distros series will be a brief one on VzLinux. I only tested the VzLinux 8.0 version using the vzlinux-iso-8.3-7:

VzLinux 8.0 is not made for Desktop OS users…definitely more for the “Enterprise” types.

I used Fedora Media Writer to create the installation media. Anaconda (installer) is used by most RHEL Distros, and it worked great, as usual. Installation was very fast.

One of the first things I do with any Linux Distro after installation is to open the Settings app/icon – check internet, sound, switch primary mouse buttons, etc. Checking for System Settings or System Info or Settings “Details” is another one of the first things I do.

VzLinux uses the Settings “Details” method:

However, before doing anything after opening the settings tool, I found that the settings tool/app/icon crashed ‘n disappeared forever after clicking the “Details” option – highlighted in red.

It was first noticed after switching primary mouse buttons and updating internet settings and updating the entire system of the first installation. When I went to check the “Details” that all crashed.

Tried Rufus to create a new installation media, which didn’t work.

Went back to Fedora Media Writer and tried installing it to ‘Rose’ the Intel test computer…same crashing problem as the AMD test computer.

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!