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  • Red Hat Linux to Unveil Japanese Version in Feb. 1999
  • December 9, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Japanese software developer Itsutsubashi Research Co., Ltd. said it will start to deliver Japanese Red Hat Linux 5.2J in February 1999.
    The new product is equipped with GNU Network Object Model Environment (GNOME), which is one of the typical desktop environments for Linux, itself a type of license-free operating system. The price will be set at 9,800 yen (US$80).

    It is based on Red Hat Linux 5.2 developed by Red Hat Software Inc. of the United States, and bundles a Japanese language installer, Japanese applications, a Japanese TrueType font set and other software.

    TrueType fonts can be rasterized and then displayed on X Windows through the attached X-TrueType Server (X-TT). Moreover, it also bundles a localized Netscape Communicator 4.5 (Japanese).

    Red Hat Linux also is designed to adopt a package management system called Red Hat Program Management (RPM), which makes easy procedures for installing/uninstalling and upgrades.

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    (Nikkei Byte)

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    Updated: Tue Dec 8 13:07:14 1998 PDT