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New release of leading Linux distribution focuses on simplifying install tasks

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Red Hat has unveiled the latest version of its eponymous Linux distribution, 6.0. The new release brings the company's implementation of the open source OS up to date with version 2.2 of the Linux kernel. The new kernel's most touted feature (at least by Red Hat, whose official release mentions it three times) is its support for four-way symmetrical multi-processor support. It also offers full RAID support at all levels. Red Hat Linux 6.0 also marks the company's first Linux distribution to offer the Gnome GUI. It will also include the latest versions of the numerous applications, utilities and development tools that Red Hat bundles with the OS. The new release also includes a CD of Linux applications, including Applixware, StarOffice and ViaVoice. Many of the changes in version 6.0 focus on simplifying the installation of the open source OS, part of Red Hat's plan to attract less technically inclined users. The software ships with a full installation manual and a Getting Started guide, and Red Hat will offer 30 days' free unlimited telephone and email tech support for installation enquiries. The installer can also be set to pull more recent installation components from Red Hat's Web site. Version 6.0 is available now from Red Hat's FTP site. The retail edition will become available on 10 May for $79.95. ®

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