Red Hat Linux 9 Features Latest Open Source Technologies

4/1/2003 - Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the world's premier open source and Linux provider, announced the availability of Red Hat Linux 9. Drawing from the work of the open source community, Red Hat Linux 9 allows users to take advantage of the newest open source technology first. With an improved graphical installation, new usability enhancements and end-user applications, Red Hat Linux 9 is designed for students, home computing and technology enthusiasts.

“Red Hat's community-based distribution became an option for home computing with the introduction of the BluecurveTM graphical interface in 2002. In Red Hat Linux 9, we've refined the installation and interface, adding new tools and applications for end users,” said Brian Stevens, vice president of Operating Systems Development at Red Hat. “The result is an open source desktop operating system that is flexible and simple to use for mainstream technology enthusiasts.”

Red Hat Linux features Bluecurve, an easy-to-navigate interface with intuitively organized menus. Bluecurve has been upgraded in Red Hat Linux 9 and now extends to more areas of the operating system, including the menu and layout of the desktop. Red Hat Linux 9 features include:

See for a complete overview of Red Hat Linux 9 features.

Pricing and Availability
Red Hat Linux 9 binaries and source code are currently available to Red Hat Network subscribers. To subscribe to Red Hat Network, please visit Red Hat Linux 9 will be widely available at retail locations and for purchase on on April 7, 2003.

Red Hat Linux 9 has a MSRP of $39.95, and includes 30 days of Red Hat Network Basic Service and Web-based support.

Red Hat Linux 9 Professional has an MSRP of $149.95, and includes the operating system on DVD, SysAdmin Rescue Tool, an office and multimedia applications CD, 60 days of Red Hat Network Basic Service, 60 days of Web-based and telephone support.

About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat is the world's premier open source and Linux provider. Red Hat is headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. and has offices worldwide. For more information visit

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