Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Is Almost Here
Red Hat will release the latest version of its enterprise Linux operating system on March 14.Unless something goes badly wrong, Red Hat will be releasing the next version of its flagship operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, on March 14. RHEL 5 implements a fully integrated Xen-based server and storage virtualization solution, by coupling server virtualization with Red Hats clustering support. In addition, RHEL 5 comes with a virtualization manager that should make installing and administering Xen virtual machines much easier.
With this version, RHEL moves from Linux kernel Version 2.6.9 to 2.6.18. In addition, Red Hat says it has made extensive enhancements to the operating systems network and I/O subsystems, to improve performance and scalability, as well as the kernel, including a little back-porting from 2.6.19.