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The new version also includes the Linux industry's best support offerings, including Web and telephone access to experts and Red Hat Network an automated Internet solution for managing Red Hat Linux systems. Nearly five hundred thousand users already leverage Red Hat Network to keep their systems updated and secure.
"Small businesses and enthusiasts are looking for a combination of performance, ease-of-use and value in their technology infrastructure, which is hard to find with today's proprietary operating systems," said Paul Cormier, Executive Vice President of Engineering, Red Hat. "Red Hat Linux 7.3 delivers this through a combination of open source software, support and automated remote services for confident Internet-based computing."
New Features Increase Productivity and Flexibility
Red Hat Linux 7.3 delivers cutting-edge open source technologies, new features and updated core components that increase productivity and provide the flexibility and usability users demand.
Key features include:
- Evolution e-mail client and contact manager;
- MrProject project management software,
- Mozilla Web browser;
- GNOME Meeting video conferencing software;
- Apache 1.3 Web server;
- Firewall configuration;
- PostgreSQL relational database management system; and KDE 3.0 and GNOME 1.4 desktops.
For complete overview of all Red Hat Linux 7.3 features and benefits, please visit us on the Web at http://www.redhat.com/software/linux/rhl_new_features.html.
Rebates, Pricing and Availability
Red Hat Linux 7.3 is available at retail on May 15, and orders are currently being taken online at www.redhat.com.
Red Hat Linux 7.3 Personal for individual users has a MSRP of $59.95, which includes 30 days of Red Hat Network Basic Service and Web-based support.
Red Hat Linux 7.3 Professional for small businesses has an MSRP of $199.95, which adds a systems administrator's CD, 90 days of Red Hat Network Basic Service, 60-day Web-based support and telephone support.
Red Hat is also offering competitive and customer upgrade rebates, including $20 off Red Hat Linux 7.3 Professional and $10 off Red Hat Linux 7.3 Personal.
About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high quality, low cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating system software along with middleware, applications and management solutions. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's open source strategy offers customers a long term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with focus on security and ease of management. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com
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