PR: Red Hat Unveils Red Hat Linux 7.3
May 06, 2002, 13:33 (50 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
RALEIGH, N.C.--May 6, 2002--Red Hat, Inc. today released Red Hat
Linux version 7.3, a highly configurable operating system (OS)
designed for deployments ranging from games and personal
productivity to file, print and Web serving. Red Hat Linux 7.3 adds
new productivity tools, personal firewall configuration at
installation, and video conferencing software to deliver everything
individual users, educational institutions and small businesses
need for flexible Internet-based computing.
The new version also includes the Linux industry's best support
offerings, including Web and telephone access to experts and Red
Hat Network--an automated Internet solution for managing Red Hat
Linux systems. Nearly 500,000 users already leverage Red Hat
Network to keep their systems updated and secure.
"Small businesses and enthusiasts are looking for a combination
of performance, ease-of-use and value in their technology
infrastructure, which is hard to find with today's proprietary
operating systems," said Paul Cormier, executive vp of engineering,
Red Hat. "Red Hat Linux 7.3 delivers this through a combination of
open source software, support and automated remote services for
confident Internet-based computing."
New Features Increase Productivity and Flexibility
Red Hat Linux 7.3 delivers cutting-edge open source
technologies, new features and updated core components that
increase productivity and provide the flexibility and usability
Key features include:
- Evolution e-mail client and contact manager
- MrProject project management software
- Mozilla Web browser
- GNOME Meeting video conferencing software;
- Apache 1.3 Web server
- Firewall configuration
- PostgreSQL relational database management system
- KDE 3.0 and GNOME 1.4 desktops.
For a complete overview of all Red Hat Linux 7.3 features and
benefits, please visit http://www.redhat.com/software/linux/rhl_new_features.html.
Rebates, Pricing and Availability
Red Hat Linux 7.3 is available at retail on May 15, and orders
are currently being taken online at www.redhat.com/.
Red Hat Linux 7.3 Personal for individual users has a MSRP of
$59.95, which includes 30 days of Red Hat Network Basic Service and
Red Hat Linux 7.3 Professional for small businesses has an MSRP
of $199.95, which adds a systems administrator's CD, 90 days of Red
Hat Network Basic Service, 60-day Web-based support and telephone
Red Hat is also offering competitive and customer upgrade
rebates, including $20 off Red Hat Linux 7.3 Professional and $10
off Red Hat Linux 7.3 Personal.