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Red Hat Pushes Out Enterprise Linux 6.1 90

Posted by timothy
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wiredmikey writes "Red Hat today released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1, the first update to the platform since Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 back in November 2010. The latest version brings improvements in system reliability, scalability and performance, and support for upcoming system hardware. The latest version also delivers patches and security updates as well as enhancements in virtualization, file systems, scheduler, resource management and high availability." The Register, too, outlines the new release.
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Red Hat Pushes Out Enterprise Linux 6.1

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  • by Rob from RPI (4309) <xrobau@gmail.com> on Thursday May 19, 2011 @05:46PM (#36185092) Homepage

    Unfortunately, there are hundreds of people willing to help with CentOS 6, but the team has just ignored them. There was a 'list of outstanding bugs' that was linked to in the 'When will CentOS 6 be released' thread, and a couple of days after that was posted, every bug had a patch against it.

    They ignored that for another couple of months, wrote their own patches, and then went off and did other things.

    Whilst Scientific Linux 5.6 is easily installable. Install 5.5 and then run 'yum update'. There's an alpha ISO around, and I think there was a beta due out shortly.

  • by Drew M. (5831) on Thursday May 19, 2011 @06:30PM (#36185558) Homepage

    This is the way I see it. I currently run a company with a very very large install base of machines.

    My machines are all running Centos 5.x. For me, getting 5.6 out to production is the HIGHEST priority. I could give a crap about 6.0, especially since everyone knows that the first RHEL x.0 release will be completely buggy anyway. For deploy-able stable products, RHEL 4.3 and RHEL 5.1 were the first in their series to be decent enough to run in production from our testing and bug reports back to Redhat's bugzilla. I completely expect RHEL 6.0 to be completely unstable and bug ridden, and hopefully 6.1 has ironed most of them out.

    I'd be perfectly happy if CentOS never released a RHEL x.0 release.

    I personally think Scientific Linux has their priorities backward, and CentOS is in the right. I'd rather have 5.6 before 6.0.

  • by WuphonsReach (684551) on Thursday May 19, 2011 @10:57PM (#36187746)
    How can you steal something when Redhat make it available for free? You pay for Redhat if you want support and their management tools. They probably consider CentOS a loss leader, a lot of their business is likely "won" by converting sysadmins from the free distro.

    That's why we use it.

    We use CentOS on the boxes where support doesn't matter and RHEL on the boxes where it does matter. It didn't cost us anything to dip our toes in the water and get comfortable with how CentOS does things. And that knowledge transferred right over when we started using RHEL for the important stuff.

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