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Installation Program Enhancements
- Graphical Kickstart
A graphical interface for creating kickstart configurations, allowing
custom, unattended installations to be created.
- New Security Features:
Most network features are defaulted off during installation.
- Firewall Configuration:
For added security, you can now configure a firewall as part of your
system installation. Choose from two levels of security, as well as
choosing which common system services should be allowed or disallowed
- New Laptop Installation
Laptop users will be able to easily install and configure their machines.
- Disk Druid Improvements:
Disk Druid now detects partition table inconsistencies, such as partitions
that do not end on cylinder boundaries.
- X Configurator:
Configuration of your X Window System during installation is more thorough.
From choosing your monitor and its correct settings, to video card probing
the installer includes improved test screens and better detection of
video memory. A wide variety of 3DFX cards have been added to the list
of card supporting accelerated 3D graphics.
- Language Selection:
it is now possible to install in one language, but specify that the
system will operate in another language after installation.
- Large Memory:
The 2.4 kernel supports up to 64GB of RAM
- Improved SMP:
2.4 kernel is optimized for machines with up to 8 processors
- Filesystem Features:
Rewritten VFS to use only single cache instead of dual caches, and enables
large file support
- Increased Device
Better support for a wider variety of devices and improved USB support
- Networking Features:
Better networking performance on multi-processor machines
- USB support:
The 2.4 kernel provides Red Hat Linux with support for "hot-pluggable"
or removable devices like CD-ROM drives, Zip drives, cameras, printers,
scanners and many other peripherals.
- New & Updated
Many drivers are new to Red Hat Linux 7.1, or have been upgraded as
a result of switching to a 2.4-based kernel. New drivers include:
- Updated Adaptec
AIC7XXX SCSI driver
- IEEE1394 (FireWireTM)
- Adaptec starfire
- Aironet 802.11
- National Semiconductor
- ATM subsystem
and various ATM drivers
- DECnet subsystem
- Cyclom 2X,
DEFEA, and DEFPA FDDI
- IPv6 support
- NFS version
an improved firewall layer
- Maestro3 sound
- TUX Web Server
One of the fastest Web servers in the world.
- SSL support in
more applications, including links, slrn, OpenLDAP and Pine 4.33
- Enhanced firewall
capabilities with iptables
New Graphical Configuration
- Apache Configuration
Tool -- apacheconf:
Helps manage virtual hosts in an intelligent fashion
- BIND Configuration
Tool -- bindconf:
Makes DNS configuration easier
- Printing Configuration
Tool -- printconf:
Supports over 500 printers
Upgrades old systems configured with printtool
Upgraded Core System Components
The following major
system components have been upgraded in Red Hat Linux 7.1:
- gcc 2.96-RH
- glibc 2.2.2
- GNOME 1.2
- KDE 2.1
- XFree86 4.0.3
- Netscape 4.76