October 10, 2013

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Beta Available Now

Red Hat LogoA new beta for Red Hat Enterprise Linux is available for download for subscribing customers, and it is likely that a final release will be available soon. As usual, the release includes a number of bug fixes and enhancements, a few of which showcase just how powerful Linux has become.

It is becoming a favorite hobby of mine to read through the "maximums" in release notes, slowly shaking my head at the numbers. A few of my favorites from ZDNet's announcement of the RHEL beta:

Administrative level scalability: Kernel dump files on large systems can now scale to multiple terabytes of data, and a new compression algorithm, LZO, speeds the creation of dump files, leading to reduced down time during crash dump generation and faster troubleshooting.

 

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