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CRN: Red Hat 8.0 To Launch This Month With Enhanced Linux Desktop

Sep 17, 2002, 20:30 (34 Talkback[s])
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"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 month.

"'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...'"

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