Red Hat Linux

At A Glance

Publisher
Red Hat, Inc.

Web
www.redhat.com

Status
Available, Supported

Introduced
1994

Latest
5.0

Design
Text & GUI, Multitasking

Type
Workstation

Details

Summary
A well rounded Linux, including many applications. Split into a free version (Fedora) and a paid Enterprise version. Note they changed the desktop version number to match the server versions.

News
Mar-2007 Enterprise v5 released
Feb-2005 Enterprise v4 released
31-Mar-2003 Red Hat 9.0 released
30-Sep-2002 Release announcement for version 8.0
27-May-2002 Competitive review in eWeek page 54. While strong for a desktop, it’s even better for a server.
6-May-2002 Release announcement for version 7.3
22-Oct-2001 Release announcement for version 7.2 with 2.4.7 Kernel
16-Apr-2001 Release announcement for version 7.1 with 2.4 Kernel
27-Sep-2000 Release announcement for version 7.0 Linux .

Requirements

Product
Red Hat Linux Desktop

Processor
Pentium 200 MHz or better; 32 and 64 bit CPUs

RAM
512 MB Minimum

Drive space
1 GB Minimum

Drives
Runs from hard disk

Video
VGA or better

File systems
Ext3 read/write access to FAT, FAT32

Compatibility
Linux programs

Interface
Native text based interface. Gnome GUI support included with various desktops.

Installation
Can be installed on primary or logical partitions

Variants
Fedora (free)
Enterprise Linux Desktop
Enterprise Linux Desktop with Multi OS option
Enterprise Linux Desktop with Workstation Option

Versions
Sep-2000 v7.0
Apr-2001 v7.1
Oct-2001 v7.2
May-2002 v7.3
Sep-2002 v8.0
Mar-2003 v9.0
Mar-2007 Enterprise v5

Downloads
Download Red Hat Fedora

Links
Desktop Home
System Requirements
Support
Documentation
User Groups
Hardware Compatibility
Press Room

Books
All books on Linux

Publisher

Red Hat, Inc.
2600 Meridian Parkway
Durham, NC 27713
USA

Phone 919-547-0012
Web www.redhat.com

Support
Basic Edition – 1 year web support, unlimited incidents
Other plans available

Alternatives
Other Linuxes, Windows XP/Vista, Solaris

Secrets
Command Line Windows/DOS equivalents

Pricing
Download – Free
Enterprise Linux Desktop with Basic Subscription – $80
Enterprise Linux Desktop w/Multi OS with Basic Subscription – $120
Enterprise Linux Desktop w/Workstation with Basic Subscription – $179

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