Red Hat has finally released, in beta, the Enterprise Linux 6 operating platform. Three years after the release of Enterprise Linux 5, the new release features updates to the kernel, application infrastructure and development tools. The vendor claims to have made time-keeping improvements within the kernel which will allow the system to transition processors that do not have active tasks into an idle state more frequently. Red Hat plans to continue support on Enterprise Linux 5 until 2014.
“We are excited to share with you news of our first public step toward our next major Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform release with today’s Beta availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Beginning today, we are inviting our customers, partners and members of the public to install, test and provide feedback for what we expect will be one of our most ambitious and important operating platform releases to date,” the official announcement read.