CRN: Red Hat 8.0 To Launch This Month With Enhanced Linux Desktop
Sep 17, 2002, 20:30 (34 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paula Rooney)
"As Sun Microsystems prepares to debut its next Sun ONE Desktop
on Linux later this week, the leading Linux company will show a
more aggressive desktop bid with Red Hat Linux 8.0.
"Red Hat 8.0, which is code-named Limbo, will offer a spruced-up
graphical user interface based on GNOME 2.0 with themes, improved
buttons, scroll bars and menus, and updated applications including
enhanced versions of the Mozilla 1.1 browser, Nautilus file
manager, Open Office office suite and a new Evolution e-mail
client. The company expects to ship the package later this
"'You will see a corporate desktop and a single-person desktop,'
said Erik Troan, senior director of product marketing for Red Hat
Linux. 'We cleaned up the look and feel with themes, and Red Hat
developed a clean look and that is unified across KDE or GNOME
applications. It will be announced reasonably soon...'"