New tools and capabilities enhance the OS, but the beta took us for a bumpy ride

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Beta 1

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 will ship with a new tool, frysk, for flexibly debugging running applications. Frysk is somewhat reminiscent of Suns Dtrace.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Beta 1

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Beta 1 - LVM Tool

Red Hats nice-looking LVM (logical volume management) tool should meld nicely with the ext3 filesystem resizing capabilities that ship with the RHEL 5 kernel.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Beta 1 - LVM Tool

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Beta 1 - Pirut

Were familiar with RHEL 5s new software installation tool, Pirut, from recent Fedora Core releases.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Beta 1 - Pirut

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Beta 1 - Buggy Updates

Were not crazy about Pirut and Pup, even when theyre working properly, but update channel bugginess at the time we tested had us tearing out our hair.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Beta 1 - Buggy Updates

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Beta 1 - RHN Channels

Red Hat is getting its Red Hat Network house in order with regard to RHEL 5 and its new yum software management framework, also inherited from Fedora Core.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Beta 1 - RHN Channels

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Beta 1 - SELinux

SElinux (Security Enhanced Linux), which continues to grow in scope in RHEL 5, remains a solid competitive advantage for Red Hat.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Beta 1 - SELinux

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