"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
"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
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