Red Hat announced the next minor release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9. The release, which marks the beginning of Production Phase 2 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, maintains Red Hat's commitment to a 10-year lifecycle through the introduction of several new features, including hardware enablement, security, standards and certifications, developer tools, and virtualization.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 features support for some of the latest CPU, chipset and device driver enhancements; a continued commitment to security, standards and certifications; new developer tools, including the ability to develop and test with the latest version of open source Java available through OpenJDK 7; enhanced application support; new virtualization capabilities and flexibility in multi-vendor environments; and better subscription management.
“Our goal with each version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux is always to provide a highly flexible and extendable platform that continues to grow with the evolving needs of our customers, while allowing them to migrate to the next major release in their own timeframe,” said Jim Totton, vice president and general manager, Red Hat's Platform Business Unit. For more information about Red Hat Enterprise Linux, go here.