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From: Bill Nottingham (notting_at_redhat.com)
Date: Mon Sep 30 2002 - 10:22:05 CDT

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    RALEIGH, NC-September 30, 2002-Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT) today
    released Red Hat Linux 8.0, a highly versatile operating system
    designed for personal and small business computing. Red Hat Linux 8.0
    combines leading-edge Linux technologies with a new graphical look and
    feel that offers users a polished, easy-to-use operating environment.

    "Red Hat Linux 8.0 is the perfect choice for small businesses and
    enthusiasts looking for a reliable, easy-to-use operating system with
    the latest productivity applications," said Paul Cormier, executive
    vice president of Engineering, Red Hat. "This is a major step forward
    for users of traditional operating systems who have been looking for an
    easier-to-use, more versatile open source solution."

    Red Hat Linux 8.0 delivers enhanced productivity tools and an updated
    graphical interface that combine to create an easy-to-use operating
    environment for today's personal and professional users. Key features
    of the latest release include:
                                                                                
          * New Red Hat BluecurveTM: Conveniently organized, user-friendly
            desktop with numerous graphical enhancements and icons.
          * OpenOffice.org: Most advanced open source office suite.
          * Robust suite of configuration tools: Tools to set up configurations
            for several system services and settings, including firewall,
            peripherals, Apache, and small network settings.
          * Personal firewall tool: Graphical tool to easily customize your
            security settings.
          * Red Hat Network integration: Point-and-click utilities to monitor
            and integrate existing updates for your system.
          * Upgraded core components: Updated C compiler, toolchain, and kernel
            deliver the latest Linux technologies.
          * Web server powered by Apache 2.0: Powerful, flexible, secure open
            source Web server that powers the Internet.
          * New accessibility features: GUI support for Braille and
            mobility-limited language interfaces.

    "With this release we have given more attention than ever before to
    usability", said Erik Troan, senior director of product marketing at
    Red Hat. "Red Hat Linux 8.0 demonstrates that we can deliver great new
    functionality for hobbyists and professionals and at the same time make
    the product much more friendly for mainstream users."
                                                                                
    Pricing and Availability
    Red Hat Linux 8.0 is available at retail locations on September 30,
    2002, and orders are currently being taken online at www.redhat.com.
                                                                                
    Red Hat Linux 8.0 Personal for individual users has a MSRP of $39.95,
    and includes 30 days of Red Hat Network Basic Service and Web-based
    support.
                                                                                
    Red Hat Linux 8.0 Professional has an MSRP of $149.95, and includes a
    System Administrator's CD, an Office and Multimedia Applications CD, 60
    days of Red Hat Network Basic Service, 60-days of Web-based support and
    telephone support.
                                                                                
    For or download availability, please try the mirror closest to you.
    The following mirrors have Red Hat Linux 8.0 available (list courtesy
    Matthias Saou):

    North America :
    - ftp://redhat.dulug.duke.edu/pub/redhat/linux/8.0/ (http, rsync)
    - ftp://mirror.cs.princeton.edu/pub/mirrors/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://ftp.gtlib.cc.gatech.edu/pub/redhat/linux/8.0/ (http, rsync)
    - ftp://csociety-ftp.ecn.purdue.edu/pub/redhat/linux/8.0/ (http, rsync)
    - ftp://rpmfind.net/linux/redhat/8.0/ (http)
    - ftp://ftp.crc.ca/systems/linux/redhat/ftp.redhat.com/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://chuck.ucs.indiana.edu/pub/linux/redhat/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://uselinux.org/pub/redhat/8.0/
    - ftp://mirror.cs.wisc.edu/pub/mirrors/linux/redhat/8.0/ (http, rsync)
    - ftp://carroll.aset.psu.edu/pub/linux/distributions/redhat/redhat/linux/8.0/ (http, rsync)
    - ftp://mirror.i-link.com/pub/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://acs-mirror.ucsd.edu/linux/redhat/8.0/
    - ftp://thales.memphis.edu/pub/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://mirrors.hpcf.upr.edu/pub/Mirrors/redhat/ftp.redhat.com/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://ftp.dc.aleron.net/pub/linux/redhat/ftp.redhat.com/linux/8.0/ (http)
    - ftp://ftp.aklug.org/pub/redhat/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://mirror.pa.msu.edu/linux/redhat/linux/8.0/ (http)
    - ftp://limestone.uoregon.edu/redhat/8.0/
    - ftp://mirror.hiwaay.net/redhat/redhat/linux/8.0/ (http)
    - ftp://mirror.mcs.anl.gov/pub/redhat/redhat/linux/8.0/ (http, rsync)
    - ftp://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/redhat/linux/8.0/ (http, rsync)
    - ftp://ftp.cse.buffalo.edu/pub/Linux/redhat/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://the-city.seas.upenn.edu/pub/mirrors/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://kickstart.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://redhat.taygeta.com/pub/RedHat/redhat-8.0/
    - ftp://redhat.eyetap.org/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://ftp.webtrek.com/pub/mirrors/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://redhat.netnitco.net/pub/mirrors/redhat/redhat/linux/8.0/ (http)
    - ftp://mirrors.tummy.com/pub/mirrors/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://mirrors.kernel.org/redhat/redhat/linux/8.0/ (http, rsync)
    - ftp://linux.nssl.noaa.gov/linux/redhat/linux/8.0/

    Europe:
    - ftp://tux.cprm.net/pub/ftp.redhat.com/8.0/ (http)
    - ftp://alviss.et.tudelft.nl/pub/redhat/8.0/
    - ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/RedHat/ftp/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://ftp.fi.udc.es/mirrors/ftp.redhat.com/linux/8.0/ (http)
    - ftp://ftp.rediris.es/pub/Linux/distributions/redhat/redhat/linux/8.0/ (http)
    - ftp://ftp.uni-bayreuth.de/pub/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://ftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux/redhat-ftp/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://ftp.stw-bonn.de/pub/mirror/ftp.redhat.com/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/pub/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://ftp.gmd.de/mirrors/redhat.com/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://ftp.uni-koeln.de/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://ftp.informatik.uni-frankfurt.de/pub/linux/Mirror/ftp.redhat.com/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://ftp.leo.org/pub/comp/os/unix/linux/redhat/redhat/8.0/
    - ftp://ftp.edisontel.com/pub/RedHat_Mirror/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://ftp.crihan.fr/mirrors/ftp.redhat.com/redhat/linux/8.0/ (http)
    - ftp://ftp.uvsq.fr/pub/linux/distributions/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_Linux/RedHat/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://ftp.u-strasbg.fr/pub/linux/distributions/RedHat/redhat/8.0/ (http)
    - ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/redhat/8.0/ (http)
    - ftp://gd.tuwien.ac.at/opsys/linux/redhat.com/dist/linux/8.0/ (http)
    - ftp://ftp.linux.pt/pub/mirrors/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://sunsite.mff.cuni.cz/MIRRORS/ftp.redhat.com/redhat/linux/8.0/ (rsync)
    - ftp://ftp.fi.muni.cz/pub/linux/redhat/linux/8.0/ (http, rsync)
    - ftp://ftp.rhnet.is/pub/redhat/linux/8.0/ (http, rsync)
    - ftp://ftp.linux.is/pub/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://sunsite.cnlab-switch.ch/mirror/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://ftp.chg.ru/pub/Linux/redhat/linux/8.0/ (http)
    - ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/mirrors/ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/8.0/ (http)
    - ftp://ftp.esat.net/mirrors/ftp.redhat.com/redhat/linux/8.0/ (http, rsync)
    - ftp://ftp.uninett.no/pub/linux/RedHat/redhat/8.0/
    - ftp://sunsite.icm.edu.pl/pub/Linux/redhat/linux/8.0/ (http, rsync)
    - ftp://ftp.pbone.net/pub/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/8.0/ (http, rsync)
    - ftp://ftp.cs.huji.ac.il/mirror/linux/redhat/ftp/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://ftp.g-int.net/Mirrors/ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/8.0/

    South America:
    - ftp://mirror.pop-rs.rnp.br/pub/ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://ftp.sajinet.com.pe/pub/linux/redhat/linux/8.0/

    Asia/Pacific:
    - ftp://ftp.isl.net.nz/pub/linux/dist/redhat/redhat-8.0/
    - ftp://planetmirror.com/pub/redhat/linux/8.0/ (http)
    - ftp://mirror.pacific.net.au/linux/redhat/redhat/linux/8.0/ (http)
    - ftp://ftp.netcraft.com.au/pub/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://videl.ics.hawaii.edu/mirrors/redhat/linux/8.0/
    - ftp://ftp.riken.go.jp/pub/Linux/redhat/redhat/linux/8.0/ (http)
    - ftp://ftp.kreonet.re.kr/pub/Linux/redhat/linux/8.0/ (http, rsync)
    - ftp://ftp.kddlabs.co.jp/Linux/packages/RedHat/redhat/linux/8.0/


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