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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Released!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Red Hat has released version 5 of their Enterprise Linux series. As with before, this includes both server and desktop options.

"Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, released in March 2007, contains more than 1200 components with development spanning over a two year period, so there are a huge number of new features covering a broad range of functionality. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 provides CIOs and IT managers with the means to reduce costs while improving operational flexibility throughout their computing infrastructure."

Some new feature include:
  • Virtualization fully supported
  • Based on the Linux 2.6.18 kernel
  • Support for multi-core processors
  • Broad range of new hardware support
  • Updated crash dump capability provided by Kexec/Kdump
  • Numerous enhancements for large SMP systems
  • SELinux enhancements include Multi-Level Security and targeted policies for all services
  • SEtroubleshooter GUI simplifies SELinux management
  • Desktop enhancements include updated configuration tools, applications, and laptop support
  • Conga cluster and storage management (with Advanced Platform)
Overall, a very nice looking release. Read more @ the Red Hat website.
posted by linnerd40, Thursday, March 15, 2007


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