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PR: Red Hat Unveils Red Hat Linux 7.3

May 06, 2002, 13:33 (50 Talkback[s])

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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 users demand.

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 Web-based support.

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 support.

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.

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