Red Hat announces Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Red Hat announces Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Summary: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, a graduation ceremony

TOPICS: Linux, Open Source

My good friend and well known cyber cynic, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols published an interesting take on Red Hat's announcement of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL 6). Steven describes this product launch as both anti-climatic and as a graduation ceremony of sorts. I agree with Steven that there is nothing scary and new in this product. No, this clearly is an evolutionary product that is touching on all of the right notes for today's do-more-with-less, highly virtualized environment.

Red Hat clearly has made the transition from upstart to well-known member of the datacenter club. It has built a product that recognizes organizational needs for power efficiency, security, scalability, virtualization, cloud computing and, most important of all, the need to avoid vendor lock in. Good job Red Hat.

Topics: Linux, Open Source


Daniel Kusnetzky, a reformed software engineer and product manager, founded Kusnetzky Group LLC in 2006. He's literally written the book on virtualization and often comments on cloud computing, mobility and systems software. In his spare time, he's also the managing partner of Lux Sonus LLC, an investment firm.

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  • Looking forward to CentOS 6

    Always nice to give an enterprise grade OS a spin. For me, that'll be free Red Hat clone CentOS, though. Can't wait for version 6. :-)
  • RE: Red Hat announces Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

    Everything in Red Hat Enterprise Linux pulls from Fedora at some point.
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