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Red Hat Issues Major Enterprise Linux Release

The development of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 has been closely watched by developers and open source fans, and, while the company won't say just when it's coming, it took another big step closer this week.

That came in the form of the second beta of RHEL 6, which Red Hat says includes some added functionality around things like the Linux installer, as well as several minor updates to the kernel. Datamation takes a look.


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.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Hits Beta 2, Targeting Year End Release