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11 November 2010, 09:42

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 released

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Red Hat has released version 6.0 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). The sixth version of the Linux distribution for enterprises is a major step forward; its predecessor RHEL5, which continues to be maintained, at its heart is already more than three and a half years old. Thanks to its now much more recent Linux kernel, the new RHEL theoretically scales to up to 4,096 processor cores and is therefore better suited to modern multi-core CPUs and multiprocessor systems.

For virtualisation, Red Hat banks completely on KVM, though it continues to support Xen in version 5. Red Hat has also considerably changed the subscription structure for the new RHEL version; support for the desktop version can be had for as little as €39 (£33.40) per year.

For details of the many new features in RHEL 6 please refer to our feature article 'Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6'.

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