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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hits Beta 2, Targeting Year End Release

Jul 01, 2010, 18:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"Linux vendor Red Hat is out this week with the second major milestone for the next generation of its enterprise Linux release, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL), as the Linux player ramps up development for its flagship operating system.

"The development of RHEL 6 has been closely watched as Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) seeks to grow its already sizable share of the enterprise Linux market, though the company remains cagey over an exact release date. When it ships, RHEL 6 will provide new performance, virtualization and hardware enablement for Red Hat's enterprise users. RHEL 6 Beta 2 follows the RHEL 6 Beta 1 release by just over two months, and while it builds on the earlier beta, testers shouldn't expect to see any major new features at this point.

""The majority of functionality landed in Beta 1," Tim Burke, vice president of platform engineering at Red Hat, told InternetNews.com. "What is in Beta 2 is primarily fixes and minor late-breaking enhancements.""

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