Red Hat heeft versie 6.1 van z'n Linux distributie officieel aangekondigd (eerder zagen we al de i386 ISO image op de Red Hat ftp site verschijnen). Hier heb je een flinke hap info uit de press release:
-October 4, 1999--Red Hat ®, Inc. (NASDAQ: RHAT), a leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the release of a suite of Official Red Hat Linux 6.1 products. The latest release of the award-winning Red Hat Linux operating system incorporates easy installation, software update information and access, and improved system management capabilities. These new features enable users to harness the power of open source software in the demanding enterprise and Internet applications that run the day-to-day business of companies worldwide.
Red Hat Linux 6.1 extends Red Hat's commitment to customer service and the strength of [true] open source development by incorporating improvements that make it easier to install, maintain and manage Linux-based computing environments. Users can move quickly through installation with graphic-based directions, choosing from GNOME, KDE, server or custom interface settings, with seamless integration of software RAID configurations to safeguard critical data and application availability. Additionally, the PXE 2.0 technology (part of the Wired for Management Baseline 2.0) enables Red Hat Linux 6.1 installations to be done across the network, with no need for local media.
Red Hat Linux 6.1 also provides customers with fast access to the latest software technology from Red Hat through the Red Hat Update Agent, an online customer service application for retrieval and management of software updates. Red Hat has combined the RPM package management technology with the Internet capabilities of Red Hat Linux to seamlessly enable customers to take advantage of the continuous technology improvements offered from the open software development community.
"We expect that the improvements in installation, service, support and performance built into Red Hat Linux 6.1 make it an asset to enterprise networks," said Bob Young, CEO of Red Hat. "Red Hat Linux 6.1 combines the power, stability and flexibility of Linux-based open source operating systems with tools and services to handle critical business applications that ensure the peace of mind for corporate users."
Red Hat Linux 6.1 applies many advances in the 2.2.12 Linux kernel and the collaboration of the open source community, including improvements for high availability Internet server clustering and new Web or email-based configuration support for the Apache Web server.
[...] Additional features of Red Hat Linux 6.1 Include:
- The first distributed English version of Sun Microsystems' office suite Star Office 5.1a, a complete office platform featuring word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, graphics, web publishing, scheduling, database and management applications.
- Full LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) integration, enabling administrators of large networks to manage distributed computing by authenticating and maintaining information about users and network services.
- 128-bit secure signature technology, Red Hat public key verification of the source of Red Hat Linux 6.1 updates. Available in the US and Canada only.
Through collaboration with Intel Corporation, Red Hat has also included PXE server support, optimizations for the Intel Pentium III processor, and remote management enhancements through support for the Wired for Management Baseline 2.0 specification as part of Red Hat Linux 6.1.