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Release of RHEL 6 and EOL for RHEL 3



Red Hat, Inc. announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6, the latest version of their world leading server operating system. This announcement comes just a week after RHEL 3 reached its End Of Life on October 31st.


Incorporating software technologies developed by Red Hat, its partners and the open source community over the past three years, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 delivers extensive new features that span the product. These combine to offer customers and solution providers a world-class platform on which to develop and deploy applications. Enhancements range from kernel improvements for resource management, RAS, performance, scalability, virtualization and power saving, through a greatly extended and standards-compliant development environment, to a comprehensive range of updated server and desktop applications. It is designed to improve agility, lower costs and reduce IT complexity for customers. –


RHEL 5, which was released in 2007, brought virtualization to the RHEL line. The base package allowing you to host up to 4 guest OSes for no extra cost. RHEL 6, on the other hand will only allow 1 guest with its base package. Even though you will have to pay extra to host more than 1 guest, the cost per guest will work out to be lower. For more details about costs please visit

EOL for RHEL 3

After serving the world faithfully for its 7 year life cycle, RHEL 3 reached its End Of Life on 31st October 2010. So new bug fix, enhancement, and security errata updates, as well as technical support services will no longer be available to servers still running RHEL 3. Most of you would already have upgraded to RHEL 5 by now, but if for some reason you unable to migrate off RHEL 3, Red Hat may offer a limited, optional extension program. For more information, contact your Red Hat sales representative or channel partner.


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Hamish joined Bobcares in July of 2004, and since then has grown to be well versed in the Control Panels and Operating systems used in the Web Hosting industry today. He is highly passionate about Linux and is a great evangelist of open-source. When not at work, he keeps himself busy populating this blog with both technical and non-technical posts. When he is not on his Xbox, he is an avid movie lover and critic

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