Red Hat Software announced the availability of Red Hat 4.1.
Hat Linux version 4.1 features many substantial improvements. These
improvements include greater hardware support, simplified installation,
dramatic performance improvements and many more.
Red Hat Linux 4.1 is now available for Intel, Digital Alpha, and Sun
Microsystems SPARC platforms.
Red Hat Linux is built from the same source tree, for all three platforms. This
ensures maximum ease of software portability between machines running Red Hat
Linux regardless of the underlying hardware architecture. Network integration
of Intel, Alpha, and SPARC computers running Red Hat Linux 4.1 is a
alternative to trying to force operating systems from different vendors to talk
to each other. Red Hat ships with both C and C++ compilers as well as scripting
languages and complete source code, which makes this the perfect development
A listing of all the packages included in Red Hat Linux 4.1 is available
Some of the new and updated features of
Red Hat Linux/Intel
Full Complement of TCP/IP protocols
Network aliasing (virtual hosting)
Reads DOS FAT/VFAT and OS/2 file systems, and writes FAT/VFAT
Array of development tools
X/Y/Z modem protocols
Network connectivity via PPP & SLIP, Ethernet, Token Ring, and Arcnet.
X window system
Internet Tools (Web and FTP servers, browsers, many email clients,
Publishing ( Tex, LaTeX and more)
Games (Doom, Abuse, Tetris and more)
Metro-X Accelerated X Windows server
Java Development Kit allows full Java development environment
From version 4.0, the following items have changed. Please also see the
architecture-independant announcement, which
lists even more exciting new
Modular 2.0.27 kernel
Sun's Java Development Kit
JDK 1.0.2 now ships with Red Hat Linux/Intel.
Improved X Windows support.
XFree86 3.2 supports more cards (including Matrox and #9 Imagine cards),
with better acceleration. Easier X Windows configuration. Just pick
your video card and monitor from the provided lists and you are done.
Latest MetroLink X server 3.1.2 (Only available with the Official
Red Hat Linux/Intel boxed set.)
New version 3.1 of the Red baron secure web browser.
Supports frames, SSL, and SET.
Faster than Netscape.