Red Hat unveils Enterprise Linux 5.9

Release includes new developer tools, enhanced virtualisation capabilities

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Red Hat unveils Enterprise Linux 5.9 Totton: Our goal is to provide a highly flexible and extendable platform.
By  Stephen McBride Published  January 10, 2013

Open source solutions provider Red Hat, Inc today announced the next minor release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9.

The release marks the beginning of Production Phase 2 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 in the company's continuing focus on the platform.

"It maintains Red Hat's commitment to a 10-year lifecycle through the introduction of several new features, including hardware enablement, security, standards and certifications, developer tools, virtualisation, and more," said Red Hat.

As with all minor releases, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 maintains backwards compatibility with hardware and software platforms across the lifecycle of Enterprise Linux 5. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 also features numerous additions, including enhanced hardware enablement; new security standards support; new developer tools and new virtualisation capabilities.

"Our goal with each version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux is always to provide a highly flexible and extendable platform that continues to grow with the evolving needs of our customers, while allowing them to migrate to the next major release in their own timeframe," said Jim Totton, vice president and general manager, Red Hat's Platform Business Unit.

"Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 is the perfect example of our commitment to providing customers with an extensive product lifecycle, one that strives to provide continued, unwavering support for today's technologies and business needs."

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