1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 Is Looking Fantastic

Red Hat

Published on 23 April 2014 12:08 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Red Hat
26 Comments

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 .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Scythe Mugen MAX
  2. Intel Core i7 5960X Haswell-E On Linux
  3. Intel 80GB 530 Series M.2 SSD On Linux
  4. With A New Motherboard, The Core i7 5960X Haswell-E Lights Up
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive NVIDIA/AMD Benchmarks On Linux
  2. Running Fedora 20 On Intel's Core i7 Haswell-E Platform
  3. A Tour Of The New Phoronix Office
  4. 7-Way Linux Desktop Gaming Comparison On Ubuntu 14.10
Latest Linux News
  1. The Features Coming For Fedora 21
  2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Starts Rolling Out To Linux Users
  3. The Gestures Support Of GNOME 3.14
  4. Linux 3.17 Has Basic Support For The Xbox One Controller
  5. openSUSE 13.2 Beta Still Using Btrfs By Default, & KDE Plasma 5 For Testing
  6. GTK+ 3.14 Brings Much Better Wayland Support, Multi-Touch, New Theme
  7. DisplayPort Comes To USB's Type-C Connector
  8. NSS Updated On Ubuntu 12.04/14.04 To Allow Netflix Support
  9. Linux 3.17-rc6 Released; Linux 3.17 Final Might Come In One Week
  10. X.Org Server 1.16.1 Released
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Uselessd: A Stripped Down Version Of Systemd
  2. X.Org Women Outreach Program Only Turns Up Two Applicants So Far
  3. State of Nouveau now and in the near future?
  4. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  5. Wasteland 2 Officially Launched Today, Including For Linux Gamers
  6. NVIDIA GTX 770/780 -works ?
  7. New stress testing utility for GPU's
  8. How to get Catalyst 14.4 working on Ubuntu 14.04