I've been looking for the same thing
Whatever Linuxconf was regarded as it made it easy to configure services. Being a newbie I consider this a big step backwards in user friendliness under RH8. How am I supposed to configure things like samba shares, ftp server, etc? from the terminal or editing files? THAT is a step backwards. I'm basically stuck with RH8 at this time not being able to configure anything.
Start Here has too few options. Everething is scattered all over the system menus. There needs to a be one place where one can configure EVERYTHING using GUI tools like MMC in Windows 2000 Server. Until then Linux will be too prohibitive for average users without strong UNIX skills. It's still too disorganized, confusing and too cryptic.