Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq: RHAT), the leader in developing, deploying and managing open source solutions, announced today the availability of Red Hat Linux 7.1, the latest version of the world's most popular open source server operating environment. Red Hat Linux 7.1 includes the new 2.4 kernel with improved SMP support for superior performance on Intel multi-processor platforms. Red Hat Linux 7.1 also delivers new configuration tools that enable users to effortlessly set up and administer DNS, Web and print servers. This release features Red Hat Network connectivity, including software manager.
``Red Hat Linux is firmly embedded in today's computing infrastructure. The release of Red Hat Linux 7.1 and the first in a series of Red Hat Network subscription services makes it easy for organisations to quickly realise the benefits of open source computing," said Colin Tenwick, VP and general manager, Red Hat Europe. ``The elements of Red Hat Linux 7.1 work together to deliver the most powerful, automated open source operating system for fast-growing enterprise and Internet infrastructure users.''
According to IDC Research, Linux is the second fastest growing server operating system (from 1999-2000). Recent research by Evan Data also indicates that 77% of Linux developers interviewed preferred Red Hat Linux, 3.5 times more than the number two choice.
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