Thursday, January 22, 2009

New RHEL 5.3

The next minor update of Red Hat Enterprise Linux was released recently. About its predecessor - RHEL 5.2 - I wrote here a few months ago.

So what news does it bring? Let's have a look at some of them:
  • it's mainly update release - there are updated packages providing auditd, NetworkManger or sudo
  • it contains many virtualization enhancements - the number of supported physical CPUs or maximum memory are increased, support of new Intel x86-64 CPUs is included
  • it is the first realase with OpenJDK JAVA implementation!!!
  • it contains enhanced Systemtap (aka dtrace for Linux)
For more details, there are official release notes and article from Red Hat NEWS.

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