Redhat: Fisher beta released
Redhat has released the first beta for their next Linux operating system, codenamed Fisher, to the public. Version 7.1 contains the new 2.4.0 kernel and a wizard that helps the user to configure a firewall on his system.
With this, Redhat now follows SuSE as the second main Linux distributor with the step of the new ones Include kernel in distribution. Redhat Fisher supports Intel's Itanium porozessor and improved the XFree86 installation. In addition, a new setup for laptops has been added that enables automatic PCMCIA card support. According to the release notes, support for 'hot-pluggable' has also been added, which can be compared to Microsoft's 'Plug & Play'. Here you will find the release notes for download and here you can download the complete beta right away.