Red Hat announces Enterprise Linux 6

Red Hat announces Enterprise Linux 6

Summary: Red Hat today announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, the latest release of its operating platform. The company said the new version is designed to support the new enterprise architectures of today, whether physical, virtual or cloud-based.

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Red Hat today announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, the latest release of its operating platform. The company said the new version is designed to support the new enterprise architectures of today, whether physical, virtual or cloud-based.

The company said the new release includes "hundreds of technical feature enhancements" that are designed to improve agility, lower costs and reduce IT complexity. It also includes a range of updated server and desktop apps. More importantly, the company said the new release is designed to be as “future proof” as possible.

In a statement, Paul Cormier, Red Hat's executive vice president and president of products and technologies, said:

We are now entering an era of enterprise computing where flexibility, portability and interoperability are more important than ever. And today, we are delivering the platform that customers need... What we are delivering is more open, more reliable and more comprehensive than other products on the market. The future is here with a platform designed to take customers into the next generation with virtualization and cloud.”

The company also touted its "simple certification model" that allows partners to deploy applications in any environment – physical, virtual and cloud – with a single certification. It called the ecosystem of certified software and hardware a "key benefit" to customers.

Pricing was not announced but the company is hosting an event today where additional details could be provided.

Topics: Linux, Open Source

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  • Go Baby Go......

    A real SERVER OS - better than the stuff from Redmond.
    itguy08
    • ROTFL!

      you're better then Conan, itguy08!!!
      Oh, and I win the bet, too! Thanks!
      John Zern
    • RE: Red Hat announces Enterprise Linux 6

      @itguy08 . and just as expensive. Actually more expensive since if you want security updates and patches you have to pay for a subscription year after year after year. At least MS doesn't have the nerve to charge for bugs in their software.
      SMparky
  • RE: Red Hat announces Enterprise Linux 6

    Released to no excitement or fanfare. Typical traits of linux, no one cares when a new version is released because its the same stuff over and over again. Configure, compile, configure, compile.... you see the pattern.
    Loverock Davidson
    • RE: Red Hat announces Enterprise Linux 6

      @Loverock Davidson I see a pattern (perhaps not the one you were referring to)... Some Linux related post/blog, LD posts same tired stuff that non Linux/BSD/Unix users believe to be true (from a decade back), technical/IT professionals laugh at the posts and go back to work. The pattern continues.
      B.O.F.H.
      • RE: Red Hat announces Enterprise Linux 6

        @B.O.F.H.
        Most non Linux/BSD/Unix users know what he said is not true. Possibly only a few really naive people that struggle with light switch buttons are taken in. Notice that few Windows advocates back him up, especially when the topic is on Linux.
        Viva la crank dodo
    • RE: Red Hat announces Enterprise Linux 6

      @Loverock Davidson To quote you "no one cares when a new version is released because its the same stuff over and over again" Sounds more like Windows to me....
      John Biles
    • RE: Red Hat announces Enterprise Linux 6

      @Loverock Davidson Yes, but you forgot to mention... USE... USE... (don't bother re-boot, as it's generally not needed) just keep USING...
      FuzzyIce
  • Linux 6 presentation

    See full presentation of new Linux platform here:

    http://bworldonline.com/bwtst/index.php?news=RedHat+Linux6+presentation

    Amazing stuff!
    matthewcriuis
    • RE: Red Hat announces Enterprise Linux 6

      @matthewcriuis - What's amazing is the virus hit your link delivers.
      SgtSpork
  • Customer Feedback

    Where is Agnostic_OS?
    I see from her posts that she moved from Linux to BSD with Loverock Davidson's help. What disto of Linux did she move from?

    Would that be the best evidence that Linux is broken, a customer feedback.
    daikon
  • Hundreds of technical feature enhancements

    and still it's NOT the year of linux. Maybe the open source community should concentrate on making useful enhancements instead.
    iPad-awan
  • RE: Red Hat announces Enterprise Linux 6

    I am a Unix/Linux guy, but I don't see anything in this release except incremental enhancements and bug fixes. The five statements on the arrow icon are very broad, wishful-thinking type statements.

    RH6 is just their latest release of Linux 2.6. No big deal, IMHO.
    david08048
  • RE: Red Hat announces Enterprise Linux 6

    Even Novell's OpenSuse 11.3 broke on me a couple of months back during a update. I have no intention of reloading the operating system again, simply because is 11.3 was more deficient then was 11.2. I am now left with Linux Mint only and it seems to keep plugging right along. I seriously doubt there is anything fantastic about the new Red Hat, especially if it were to break during a simple update.
    hantoyo1@...
  • RE: Red Hat announces Enterprise Linux 6

    Tried it the other day. Samba server wasn't included - looks like it's in Beta so they just left it out! I tried the beta and it wouldn't work. On the cosmetic side I find the login gui odd. Instead of a username/password there's an "other" box. And of course the usual changes simply for the sake of change things. I went back to 5.5 because of the Samba problem.
    SMparky
  • RE: Red Hat announces Enterprise Linux 6

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