Red Hat 5.3 ups Vista compatibility, virtualisation
Red Hat yesterday announced the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 with better virtualisation support and improved Vista compatibility.
Highlights of this release include virtualisation improvements which now support larger x86-64 systems with up to 126 CPUs supported. Memory support has also been increased with maximum memory support boosted to 1TB.
RHEL 5.3 now also supports hardware based on Intel’s new Nehalem platform, which boosts virtualisation benefits over previous generations.
Version 5.3 also includes OpenJDK for the first time which is a fully open sourced version of Java that Red Hat has been working on with Sun Microsystems. OpenJDK on RHEL 5.3 is fully compatible with all applications written for Java SE 6.
The Red Hat team has also tweaked the Samba implementation on RHEL 5.3 to better support Windows Vista-based networks and file sharing.