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ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: Red Hat's Back

Jan 22, 2005, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Newman, Michael Hall)

"As LinuxWorld East gets closer, the rumors are starting to swirl. A whirlwind is building around Red Hat, which since the Tiemann vs. Schwartz cat fight last October, has been quietly hibernating in its lair. (Though it stirred enough to occassionally punch back with its definition of Truth.) This week, Red Hat squinted its way into the sunlight with a widely reported leak that a new version of its enterprise Linux operating system will be unleashed at the show in mid-February.

"The major change in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.0 is support for the 2.6 Linux kernel. Other key enhancements are features from the National Security Agency's Secure Enhanced Linux program that separate applications to prevent security holes in one app from being used to exploit another, and support for files larger than one terabyte. New versions of various business applications will also bundled with the software..."

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