Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11
The distribution formerly known as Red Hat Linux
While being distributed for free, under the name of Red Hat Linux, the project is now a commercial Linux distribution sold by subscription. The development of Red Hat Linux stopped at version 9 in the year 2003, when the Fedora project was born, along with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Supports a wide range of computer platforms
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is available for purchase as both desktop and server editions, an OpenStack platform, as well as flavors for the IBM POWER and IBM System z platforms. The mainstream 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (x86_64) hardware platforms are supported by default.
Traditional, productive and easy to use desktop environment
The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 OS is built around the GNOME Classic graphical desktop environment, which uses an old-school two-panel layout, providing users with a traditional, productive and easy to use desktop session.
Among the pre-installed applications on the desktop edition, we can mention the LibreOffice office suite, Mozilla Firefox web browser, Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client, GIMP image editor, K3b CD/DVD burning tool, Inkscape vector graphics editor.
On the other hand, the server edition comes with powerful open source software projects, such as MariaDB, PostgreSQL, OpenSSH, OpenSSL, OpenJDK, Samba, Postfix, Perl, Python, PHP, Qt and systemd
Overall, RHEL is a pioneer distribution of Linux, it uses the RPM Package Manager solution for installing, updating and removing packages from the system. Unfortunately, no live version is available for purchase, which means that the user must install it on a local drive in order to use it, using the easy-to-use Anaconda graphical installer.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on September 16th, 2014
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- New storage drivers – Updates that provide customers with the benefits of some of the latest storage adapters from Red Hat hardware partners.
- Enhancements to Red Hat Access Support’s debugging capabilities -- Red Hat Access Support makes it easier for customers to manage, diagnose, and engage with Red Hat directly through a console within Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
- Improvements for Red Hat Enterprise Linux guests running on VMWare ESXi.
- More information from subscription management services that makes managing subscriptions easier through both the GUI and command line.
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