Monday, January 17, 2005

Red Hat readies Enterprise Linux 4

Ingrid Marson
January 17, 2005, 14:20 GMT

Red Hat is taking on rivals such as Novell with the latest version of its Linux distribution for businesses

The next version of Red Hat's Enterprise Linux distribution is planned for release next month, and is likely to fully support the Linux 2.6 kernel and include various security features.

According to sources close to the company, the release is planned for 14 February to coincide with the LinuxWorld conference in Boston. A UK spokeswoman from Red Hat was unable to confirm the release date on Monday.

Red Hat has previously indicated that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 would be based on version 2.6 of the Linux Kernel. A beta version of the product, released in September 2004, was based on the Linux 2.6 kernel. ...

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