Red Hat Linux 8.0 Hits the Shelves

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

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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