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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 Is Looking Fantastic

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Published on 23 April 2014 12:08 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Red Hat
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Since yesterday's public availability of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 release candidate I have been busy at Phoronix testing out this upcoming release of RHEL codenamed Maipo.

Most of my Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 thoughts were shared within my RHEL7 beta testing article. Since the beta, there hasn't been any incredible last minute features, but there's been a lot of polishing happening. A lot.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 Is Looking Fantastic


The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 Release Candidate feels very polished and ready to go with providing a very nice experience from installation to workstation usage and server benchmarking. Overall, I'm very satisfied with how it's turned out thus far and from all early indications of the RC1 release is that it's nearly ready to ship.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 Is Looking Fantastic


The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 release candidate is shipping with the Linux 3.10 kernel, X.Org Server 1.15.0, Mesa 9.2.5, other updated X.Org components, and GCC 4.8.2. GNOME 3.8 is the default desktop environment of RHEL7 but there's a bottom panel by default and other changes to make it feel more like the GNOME2 experience found with RHEL 6.x.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 Is Looking Fantastic


I'm now in the process of benchmarking Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 RC using the enterprise-ready, fully-automated Phoronix Test Suite benchmarking software in conjunction with OpenBenchmarking.org. Stay tuned for fresh RHEL7 RC benchmarks compared to EL6 derivatives like CentOS and Oracle Linux in the next day or two. Have other enterprise Linux testing and benchmarking requests? Let us know at Phoronix!

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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