StartCom Enterprise Linux 4.0.0 (Barak) released
Posted on: 05/19/2005 03:09 PM

StartCom Enterprise Linux 4.0.0 (Barak) has been released. Here the announcement:

Eilat, Israel, May 19, 2005 - After the successful distribution of the StartCom Linux 3.0.x series last year, StartCom Ltd. continues its efforts to provide free and open source operating systems based on RedHat's Enterprise source code. The new Enterprise version includes many new features, making your server software even more secure and reliable.

- The inclusion of Security-Enhanced Linux of the US National Security Agency makes StartCom LInux now even more secure thanks to the MAC-based environment, application capabilities and privileges are set by predefined policies and enforced by the kernel. This prevents errant applications from compromising system security. Version 4.0.0 codenamed Barak (Lightening in Hebrew), features the new 2.6 kernel infrastructure with better and more drivers supported, multi-core and hyperthreaded CPUs support to mention only a few. The improved storage and file system capabilities uses now Logical Volume Management (LVM) as the default installation option. Also the desktop environment offers new enhancements providing a feature-rich, easy-to-use application pool, such as Firefox, Evolution and OpenOffice.

- StartCom Enterprise Linux 4.0.0 is ready for the future with the the forthcoming GCC 4.0 compiler toolchain in addition to the latest standard GCC 3.4 compiler. These offer standards-compliant C/C++ and Fortran 95 development environments.

- Information about StartCom Linux can be found at our website. Previous Press Releases are published at .

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