Red Hat (News - Alert), Inc, a provider of open-source software solutions, recently released the newest version of its mature Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Platform. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 offers greater stability for critical applications and improved features for reliability and security, including an upgraded version of OpenSCAP – the open source Security Content Automation Protocol configuration scanner.
In a statement, Jim Totton, vice president and general manager, Platform Business Unit, Red Hat, said, “The release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 continues Red Hat’s commitment to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 platform’s 10-year lifecycle, with new capabilities to provide platform viability for years to come. With an emphasis on security and stability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 includes new tools, like Red Hat Access and OpenSCAP, to help systems administrators enable platform reliability and enhanced security for even the most mission-critical applications.”
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 has backward compatibility with all previous releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, including supported hardware and software platforms.
In addition to OpenSCAP, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 also features MySQL 5.5, the most recent, stable version of that open-source database. For customers' benefit, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 also includes MySQL 5.1, which is required to update MySQL 5.5.
Another feature of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 is Enhanced Subscription Management Tools, offering more insight into how customers can optimize and benefit from their Red Hat subscriptions.
With the help of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10, customers can match subscriptions to their unique system needs, better report on and manage subscription usage across a large inventory of systems. They can also include custom, searchable key value pairs to systems, all without the need to go through the Red Hat Customer Portal.
All customers of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 who have Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer subscriptions can now have access to Red Hat Developer Toolset 2.0.