Had my first weird RH 8.0 situation.
The Redhat network, which like MS Update will inform you of udated RPMs and other programs. I decided to let that run, and in the middle of the install of some app it just hung. I had tried installing some apps and the packager would never start. The Packager program was clogged by the first failure and a reboot was required to get it all working again. This is not typical Linux characteristics. Everything else run ok, I installed everything, and I didn't like the login menu, takes extra clicks to change over from Gnome to KDE, etc. But the menu is simpler for people not switching interfaces, so maybe that is intentional?