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eWEEK: Red Hat Shows a More Limber Linux

Jul 25, 2002, 20:30 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Brooks)

[ Thanks to Thomas Chung for this link. ]

"A new beta release of Red Hat linux, code-named Limbo, hit FTP servers earlier this month, giving users a first look at what is likely to become Version 8.0 of Red Hat Inc.'s most popular Linux distribution.

"eWEEK Labs gave Limbo, also known as Red Hat Linux 7.3.92, a thorough run-through, and we were most struck by the strides the beta operating system is making in supporting desktop users. While Red Hat has long discounted the desktop Linux space, the maturation of key open-source projects—such as the GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment) desktop, Mozilla Web browser and OpenOffice productivity suite—seems to have prompted Red Hat to hone its end-user efforts.

"In addition to the latest versions of GNOME, Mozilla and OpenOffice, Limbo includes a nice set of new system administration tools, which significantly ease tasks such as X server, network and peripheral configuration..."

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