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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Jan 11, 2011, 21:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alan Stevens)

"RHEL 6 offers greatly enhanced scalability and is well equipped to handle future technological advances. The switch to KVM virtualisation and server subscription tweaks may not be universally popular, but existing Red Hat customers and new Linux converts should still consider it.

"Major new versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) don't come along that often — which is the way the platform's corporate buyers generally like it. Still, the relentless march of technology means that new versions are needed from time to time, and with RHEL 6 Red Hat is both playing catch-up on advances since the last big overhaul and looking to future-proof its platform.

"To be fair, there have been interim updates since RHEL 5 was introduced back in 2007 — the most recent, RHEL 5.5, was just under a year ago. However, that did little to address the underlying scalability of the Red Hat Linux distro — a charge that can't be levelled at its successor, which is designed to take full advantage of the latest developments in multi-core and other hardware technologies, and then some."

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