Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Monday, January 14th, 2013   |  

Even though the newest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is currently at version 6.3, and Red Hat is working on version 6.4 it still releases updates for RHEL 5 according to its 10-year lifecycle promise. Last week it released version 5.9 of its RHEL Linux distribution.

Version 5.9 introduces Microsoft Hyper-V drivers so that RHEL can be installed in a Virtual Machine running on top of Hyper-V natively.

Other new features and enhancements are:

  • Support for the latest CPU, chipset and device driver enhancements
  • Security enhancements
  • OpenJDK 7 and SystemTrap improvements
  • Rsyslog version 5
  • Samba version 3.6

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