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Novell, Red Hat Release Updated Distributions 31

Posted by timothy
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Joyce writes "Novell today announced the availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 2 (SP2), containing enhancements in virtualization, management, hardware enablement and interoperability. Several improvements specific to SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 10 are also included. Delivering Xen version 3.2, SP2 includes several virtualization advances, including support for fully virtualized Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003 and the live migration of those Windows Server guests across physical machines. Advances in high availability and storage management such as updates to Heartbeat 2 and OCFS2 are also included." And an anonymous reader points out today's release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5.2, which brings "a broad refresh of hardware support and improved quality, combined with new features and enhancements in areas such as virtualization, desktop, networking, storage & clustering and security. Virtualization of very large systems, with up to 64 CPUs and 512 GB of memory, is now possible. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 Desktop includes enhanced support for laptop suspend/hibernate and resume, updated graphics drivers and a comprehensive update of desktop applications, including OpenOffice 2.3 and Firefox v3," and points out this guide for upgrading your RHEE system.
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Novell, Red Hat Release Updated Distributions

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  • TOO SOON (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 21, 2008 @02:24PM (#23495562)
    WOAH!! You've overshot the synchronized release by at least 5 months!
  • No way... (Score:2, Informative)

    by drc003 (738548)
    Support for fully virtualized BSOD? YAY!
  • by PineHall (206441) on Wednesday May 21, 2008 @02:54PM (#23495968)
    Every distribution is including Firefox 3 before its final release. RHEL is known for its stability and here it is including a beta or release candidate product. Firefox 3 RC1 (or Beta5) must be really solid.
    • Re: (Score:1, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward
      It is.
    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward
      Why, wouldn't you want to use Firefox 3 RC1? I'm using it right now and it's blazing fast! And even with four windows open, I haven't had any problems with it crashi
    • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

      by pizzach (1011925)
      That's because a lot of packages depend on Firefox. When you switch versions around haphazardly you run into bugs and binary incompatibility. If you look at older Ubuntu released for example, they don't usually backport firefox.
    • by matt me (850665)
      Yes it is.. END CARRIER JOKE

      No really, I have fewer problems with beta 5 in Ubuntu hardy than I did with firefox 2.
    • or Firefox2 was really bad on linux.
      • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

        by Culture20 (968837)
        Considering RHEL 5 Desktop was still using FF1.5, you may have something there (at least from RH's perspective).
  • Anyone know how long it takes Centos to follow through? I look forward to their stable updates.
  • Red Hat is making strides with adopting data-at-rest encryption. RHEL 5.2 now includes eCryptfs as a technology preview.

    http://www.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5.2/html/Release_Notes/RELEASE-NOTES-U2-x86-en.html [redhat.com]
    http://ecryptfs.sf.net/ [sf.net]

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