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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Review: RHEL 4 Delivers Strong Features, Few Thrills

Feb 18, 2005, 13:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenneth Milberg)

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"The much anticipated release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) v.4 has arrived, painting Boston red at LinuxWorld Expo & Conference this week. With this conservative product, Red Hat steps up as a full-fledged Linux 2.6 provider. I just wish they'd stepped a little higher.

"Novell has had an enterprise version running the 2.6 kernel for a year. Red Hat incorporated many of the elements of the 2.6 kernel into RHEL 3, but it still was not where it could have been had the company decided to break with tradition and issue a new release prior to their typical 12-18 month lead cycle. After reviewing RHEL 4, I'm left wondering if this release is so much better that businesses using RHEL 3 will rush to upgrade..."

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