OSNews: Interview with Matt Wilson of Red Hat, Inc.
Apr 07, 2003, 20:00 (12 Talkback[s])
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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..."