MaximumLinux.com: Big Changes in Red Hat 7.0
Sep 21, 2000, 22:52 (17 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Red Hat has finally spilled the beans and given out info about
the upcoming release of Red Hat 7.0. The official announcement will
occur on Monday Sept. 25 (we got our grubby lil hands on it today)
and the software will be available for everyone on Tuesday,
Sept. 26. The biggest changes from 6.2 will be enhanced 3D support,
higher security and added applications...."
"Improvements to the OS have been put into three categories:
"For Enterprise IT Departments - integrated security with
OpenSSL for secure communication via the web; graphical
configuration tools; MySQL database; and easy migration to the
forthcoming 2.4 kernel."
"For Workstation users - more customizable desktop environment;
more software to choose from, including digital photography and
diagram-drawing programs; increased security for default
installations to protect users who use cable modems or ADSL to
reach the Internet; and better 3D graphics support."
"For Developers - enhanced internationalization sub-system, more
complete C++ support with new compiler; updated development suite;
and a preview of many new development tools such as the new GNU
compiler for the Java programming language."