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Scientific Linux 6.2 Finally Released

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 was officially released in December, and even CentOS 6.2 was released quickly, but the Scientific Linux version of RHEL 6.2 was quite slow this time around. Finally, however, Scientific Linux 6.2 is now officially available.

16 February 2012 - Now Available - 1 Comment
SPICE On KVM/QEMU Works Towards Gallium3D

Red Hat's SPICE project that's used in KVM/QEMU virtualization environments is working towards better graphics support, which also includes work on a DRM driver and Gallium3D component for offering 3D acceleration support within guest virtual machines.

9 February 2012 - Woohoo - 3 Comments
Wow, CentOS 6.2 Is Now Available

While the CentOS crew was very late at releasing CentOS 6.0 as their community spin of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0, and also late at releasing CentOS 6.1 compared to upstream RHEL 6.1 and the other community EL derivatives, they have improved their turnaround time for the 6.2 release. It's available today.

20 December 2011 - New Release - Add A Comment
CentOS 6.1 Finally Released, Still Playing Catch-Up

CentOS 6.0 was released this past summer over 240 days after the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0, for which the Linux operating system is based. Released yesterday evening was CentOS 6.1, which this time is only belated by 204 days compared to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1.

10 December 2011 - RHEL 6.1 - 3 Comments
Red Hat Does Public Beta Of RHEV 3.0

Red Hat has made a freely available beta of their forthcoming KVM-based virtualization package, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0. The first beta was previously available this summer, but now they're making it available to the community and non-RHEL customers.

18 November 2011 - Available To You - Add A Comment
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 Beta Arrives

Red Hat announced yesterday the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 Beta. From the press release, "This beta includes a broad set of updates to the existing feature set and also provides rich new functionality particularly in the areas of performance and scaling, identity management, high availability, advanced storage, and networking. As always, this beta delivers new hardware enablement made possible by our strong relationships with our strategic hardware partners. This beta release has been designed for optimized performance, scalability and reliability to cater to the diverse workloads running in physical, virtual and cloud environments."

6 October 2011 - Red Hat - 1 Comment
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Ideas Are Needed

Red Hat is beginning to look for feedback and ideas from their enterprise customers about what they would like to see from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, the next major release of their flagship Linux operating system.

31 August 2011 - Red Hat - 45 Comments
Scientific Linux Marches On While CentOS 6 Is Still M.I.A.

Red Hat released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 in November after it was available as beta for months prior. It took a few months for the Scientific Linux developers to release Scientific Linux 6.0, as their community rebuild of the RHEL6.0 packages, and shortly thereafter Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 was released. The Scientific Linux developers are now preparing to do their 6.1 release while the well-known CentOS team still hasn't even done their CentOS 6.0 release yet with eight months having passed since the official RHEL release.

24 June 2011 - Scientific Linux 6.1 Alpha - 4 Comments
XFS Is Becoming Leaner While Btrfs & EXT4 Gain Weight

Red Hat's Eric Sandeen has written an interesting blog post concerning the size of popular Linux file-systems and their kernel modules. It turns out that the XFS file-system is losing lines of code, while maintaining the same feature-set and robustness, but the EXT4 and Btrfs file-systems continue to have a net increase in lines of code.

22 June 2011 - Lines Of Code - Add A Comment
CentOS 5.6 Released; CentOS 6.0 Still M.I.A.

In mid-January was when Red Hat made the RHEL 5.6 GA release, but now three months later the CentOS 5.6 community rebuild of RHEL 5.6 is finally available. CentOS 6.0 though is still missing in action.

9 April 2011 - No RHEL6 Base Yet - 9 Comments
Red Hat Releases Beta Update To RHEL6

Red Hat has announced today the beta version of their first update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. This beta provides a combination of bug-fixes, new features, and other work to customers of RHEL6.

22 March 2011 - New Support - 2 Comments
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 Is Put Out

While Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is available for those focusing upon new RHEL installations or those system administrators looking for a major upgrade, Red Hat has just announced the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 as an upgrade to RHEL5.

13 January 2011 - More Virtualizaton Love - Add A Comment
Red Hat Comes Around With RHEL 6.0 Beta 2

Back in April was the first beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0, but now arriving two and a half months later is the second beta of the forthcoming RHEL6 that's a major update to Red Hat's enterprise Linux operating system.

30 June 2010 - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 - 4 Comments
CentOS 5.5 Finally Released

A month and a half has passed since the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5, but CentOS 5.5 has finally made it out into the world as the community equivalent to the RHEL5.5 packages. CentOS 5.5 is available for i386 and x86_64 systems and there continues to be LiveCDs of it for those interested.

15 May 2010 - RHEL 5.5 Equivalent - 8 Comments
Red Hat Talks About Nouveau, Open-Source Drivers

As part of a series of blog posts and video interviews about new features coming to Fedora 13, Red Hat has most recently published a new item entitled Making 3D Free for Innovation: Fedora 13 Graphics Drivers.

11 May 2010 - Graphics Support - 21 Comments
Red Hat Offers First Beta Of RHEL 6.0

While the Fedora community is busy coming up with the Fedora 14 codename, its corporate parent, Red Hat, is celebrating the release of the first beta for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0. As of this morning, the first public beta is now available for this major update to their flagship Linux enterprise operating system.

21 April 2010 - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 - 6 Comments
Plymouth Gets An X11 Renderer Plug-In

Last week Plymouth had picked up a DRM renderer plug-in, but now this week it has picked up an X11 renderer plug-in. This plug-in makes it possible to run Plymouth and its graphical plug-ins from within an X Server. Right now this is largely beneficial for debugging and testing out Plymouth code and new plug-ins, while in the future it may come in handy for other uses too.

5 October 2009 - Plymouth Pics Up More Features - 13 Comments
Plymouth Gets A DRM Renderer Plug-In

Plymouth, the nifty boot splash program developed by Red Hat to replace RHGB and leverages kernel-based mode-setting to provide a flicker-free experience, is in the process of picking up more features. Committed to the Plymouth repository is now a DRM plug-in.

29 September 2009 - Woohoo - 35 Comments
A Few Details On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 was just released, but Red Hat engineers have already been working on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 and today a few details regarding this next major feature release were learned during the Red Hat Summit in Chicago. Details regarding RHEL 6.0 are scant, especially with Red Hat being a public company and all, but some new information was gained today and some signals of what's coming down the pipe can already be spotted in Fedora.

2 September 2009 - Red Hat Summit In Chicago - 1 Comment
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 Released

We are at the Red Hat Summit in Chicago this week where version 5.4 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux was introduced this morning. Version 5.4 of RHEL brings many virtualization improvements, including the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) finally shipping with this enterprise-grade operating system. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 also brings support for Fibre Channel over Ethernet, compatibility with newer Intel/AMD x86 hardware, and thousands of bug/security fixes.

2 September 2009 - From Red Hat Summit Chicago - Add A Comment
Fedora 12 Alpha Released With New Features

It's arriving a few days late, but Fedora 12 Alpha has just made it out into the world. Red Hat's Jesse Keating announced the release of Fedora 12 Alpha (which goes under the codename of Constantine) is now available to early adopters and those interested in trying out this very early release of the next Fedora release.

25 August 2009 - One Week Late - 8 Comments
Red Hat's Plymouth Sees New Activity

Plymouth, the Red Hat graphical boot loader replacement that leverages kernel mode-setting to provide a clean and flicker-free boot experience, is in the process of receiving a number of new updates. Plymouth right now is largely just used by Fedora, but it's been picked up for Mandriva 2010, and Canonical was going to switch to it in Ubuntu 9.10, but that decision was retracted. With Fedora 12 being in the middle of development, Red Hat is in the process of bringing Plymouth up to speed for Constantine.

6 August 2009 - Must Be Time For A New Fedora - 14 Comments
Fedora 11 Released

After getting hit by a two last minute delays, the final release of Fedora 11 (codenamed Leonidas) is now available. Red Hat's Paul Frields who leads the Fedora Project has announced its release in the usual creative release announcement.

9 June 2009 - Fedora Leonidas Is Out From Red Hat - 37 Comments
NetworkManager 0.7.1 Brings Linux Network Love

It has been in the works for a while, but Red Hat has finally released the NetworkManager 0.7.1 update. This point update to the wonderful NetworkManager 0.7.0 brings support for more mobile broadband devices and mobile phones, works with more WiFi and wired network devices, compatibility fixes, reduced wake-ups to conserve power, WiFi strength corrections, Bluetooth improvements, support for custom IPv4 settings with mobile broadband devices, and various other fixes too.

16 April 2009 - New NetworkManager Release - 21 Comments
Red Hat's Plymouth Sees New Work

Not a lot of work has gone into Red Hat's Plymouth project since the release of Fedora 10, but now in the middle of the development cycle of Fedora 11 we are seeing some new work emerge. Plymouth is a boot splash program that leverages kernel mode-setting to provide a rich, flicker-free boot experience. In the past week there have been a fair number of commits to the Plymouth Git repository, which is the first time it has seen new work since early January.

5 March 2009 - With Fedora 11 Coming Around - 24 Comments
Improving Linux GPU Power Management

Red Hat's Matthew Garrett has actively been working on improving power management with graphics processors via the various open-source X.Org drivers. There is quite a lot of work involved, but at the FOSDEM X.Org meeting he shared an update on his progress. In particular, Matthew is trying to conserve power with the GPU, memory, outputs, and displays.

13 February 2009 - Red Hat's Working On It - 3 Comments
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 Released

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 has been in beta for a few months, but today it has been officially released. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 has improved x86_64 virtualization, support for Intel Core i7 "Nehalem" processors, and OpenJDK is now provided for "out of the box" Java usage.

20 January 2009 - Brings New Features To Servers - 1 Comment
Improving Open-Source ATI Power Management

Red Hat's Matthew Garrett has chronicled his AtomBIOS hacking adventures on his blog that has led to aggressive power management capabilities. By using an AtomBIOS program written by Jerome Glisse to manipulate the clock frequencies, the previously-published R500 documentation, and coding, and he managed to save 10 Watts of power with a Radeon X1300. His yet-to-be-merged DRM code down-clocks the memory frequency automatically when the screen is idle and GPU core down-clocking. Matthew has published this code in his own git repository for early testers.

18 November 2008 - AtomBIOS Hacking Adventures - 3 Comments

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