"Red Hat may be facing new competition for Linux support from
Oracle and a Microsoft/Novell partnership, but the number one Linux
distributor is throwing some heat of its own.
"Red Hat just released Beta 2 of its highly anticipated Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL) flagship product. It's expected to be the
final beta before release candidates appear early next year.
"It's not the only heat it threw today. In a release after the
markets closed, the company said it filed an application to list
its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange. The move is a blow
to the tech-heavy NASDAQ market, where it's been listed since it
went public in 1999. Red Hat's new ticker symbol is expected to be
'RHT' when it starts trading on the NYSE on December 12th..."