Red Hat today announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, the latest version of its Linux-based open source operating system.
The company is taking the open source collaborative principles that customers are using today to drive down software acquisition and management costs and applying them to other parts of the business, including services, systems management and partnerships.
Fully supported by Red Hat around the world, RHEL5 provides better performance, improved hardware support, greater scalability and improved security compared to previous versions. An expanded development environment and tool-set is also included, and Red Hat has boosted Microsoft Windows and UNIX interoperability.
Key focuses for RHEL5 are 64-bit computing and virtualisation for efficient enterprise server deployment and manageability. RHEL5 supports hardware assisted AMD Virtualisation Technology and symmetrical multi-processing on multi-core CPUs.