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Red Hat Linux 8.0 Hits the Shelves

By Wayne Kawamoto (Send Email)
Posted Oct 1, 2002


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Red Hat Monday released Red Hat Linux 8.0. Red Hat Monday released Red Hat Linux 8.0. New features in v8.0 include: the much-touted Bluecurve, OpenOffice.org, a suite of configuration tools, a personal firewall tool, and network integration.

According to the vendor, Red Hat Linux 8.0 combines leading-edge Linux technologies with a new graphical look and feel to offer users a polished and easier-to-use operating environment.

Key new features in v8.0 include:

  • Bluecurve: An organized, user friendly desktop with graphical enhancements and icons
  • OpenOffice.org: Advanced open source office suite
  • Robust suite of configuration tools: Tools to set up configurations for several system services and settings, including firewall, peripherals, Apache, Samba, and small network settings
  • Personal firewall tool: Graphical tool to customize security settings
  • Network integration: Point-and-click utilities to monitor and integrate existing updates for a system
  • Upgraded core components: Updated C compiler, toolchain, and kernel deliver
  • Web server upgrade: Powered by Apache 2.0

Red Hat Linux 8.0 is available now at retail locations. Enterprises can also order the software from Red Hat's site. The Professional version is $149.95, and the Personal version is $39.95.

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