Red Hat launches version 6.1

Red Hat has released the latest version of its flavour of the open-source Linux operating system.

Version 6.1 of the Red Hat Linux OS features a slicker, graphical installation interface, online access to updates and improved system management capabilities, the company said in a statement.

Other features released in the software suite accompanying the Red Hat Linux 6.1 version include an English-language version of Sun Microsystems's Star Office 5.1a productivity application suite and full LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) integration, enabling network administrators to manage distributed computing by authenticating and maintaining information about users and network services, the company said.

The Official Red Hat Linux 6.1 is available in a variety of packages and can be downloaded from http://ftp.redhat.com.

Pricing starts at $US29.95 for a Standard package including two operating system CDs, one StarOffice 5.1a CD, 90 days of e-mail support and 30 days of priority online access.

The $79.95 Deluxe package comes with two operating system CDs, one StarOffice 5.1a CD, two workstation application CDs, 30 days of phone support, 90 days of e-mail support and 180 days of priority online access.

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