"RHEL version 5.5… has been reconfigured for Intel's just-released eight-core Nehalem-EX and AMD's almost-as-recently released 12-core 'Magny-Cours' Opteron 6100 Series processors," writes PCWorld's Joab Jackson.
"The developers have added many improvements to the virtualization functions — especially to the KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) hypervisor," writes The H Open Source's Thorsten Leemhuis. "Seven months ago, Red Hat integrated KVM as a second, parallel option to Xen, with the release of version 5.4."
"RHEL 5.5 also offers improved support for Windows 7 and extends Active Directory integration," writes V3.co.uk's Spencer Dalziel. "This incorporates improved user and group mapping, while simplifying file system management across platforms."
"It is the fifth update to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 operating system, which the company first delivered in 2007," writes The Inquirer's Asavin Wattanajantra.