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OSNews: Interview with Matt Wilson of Red Hat, Inc.

Apr 07, 2003, 20:00 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eugenia Loli-Queru)


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"Today, Red Hat Linux 9 has been 'officially' released to the masses via the FTP servers, and we host here a mini-interview with Matt Wilson, Manager, Base Operating Systems at Red Hat, Inc.

"1. What is in your opinion the most important new feature or update found on Red Hat Linux 9 that could 'push' users to upgrade or purchase it?

"Matt Wilson: For technical users, the new Native POSIX Thread Library (NPTL) will be the most interesting addition.

"For the desktop or home user, the improved menu layout, refined Bluecurve look and feel, anti-aliased Mozilla font rendering, and alpha blended mouse cursors are all features that could influence users to upgrade.

"And, of course, each release of Red Hat Linux supports more hardware than the one before it. Switching our printing system to CUPS helps here as well..."

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