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The Bluecurve GUI, which is based on Gnome 2.0, features themes, scroll bars, menus and several new graphical enhancements and icons. In addition to Bluecurve, the new version contains a number of updated applications, including the Openoffice productivity suite, an improved Evolution e-mail client, and the Mozilla browser 1.0.1.
Also included in Linux Version 8 is a suite of configuration tools for setting up several different system services, including Apache servers, Samba, network settings, firewalls and peripherals. Improved versions of Red Hat's C compiler and operating system kernel complete the release.