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CentOS 6.5 & RHEL 7 Beta Announced

Exciting news! It’s been announced that CentOS 6.5 has arrived with a bundle of improvements and RedHat have released a beta version of RHEL7.

Here’s what’s new in CentOS 6.5:centos-small-300x87

  • Microsoft Hyper-V drivers have been added to allow CentOS to be more efficient as a Virtual Machine when installed on Microsoft Hyper-V server.
  • The samba4 libraries (provided by the samba4-libs package) have been upgraded to the latest upstream version to improve interoperability with Active Directory (AD) domains. If you upgrade from CentOS-6.3 to CentOS-6.4 and you have Samba in use, make sure to uninstall the samba4 package to avoid conflicts during the upgrade. samba4 is still – at least in part – considered a technology preview.
  • As announced in the CentOS-6.3 Release Notes matahari is now deprecated. CentOS-6.4 ships one last update that should remove all remains of matahari. To ensure all remains are erased run yum erase matahari* after updating to 6.4.
  • dev86, iasl, and qemu-guest-agent have been added to the i386 architecture.

With the coming of CentOS 6.5, RedHat has announced RHEL7 beta, which delivers some pretty awesome improvements and edge technologies:

RHEL 7 Beta showcases hundreds of new features and enhancements, particularly in these areas:

  1. Linux Containers
  2. Performance Management
  3. Physical and Hosted In-place Upgrades
  4. File Systems
  5. Networking
  6. Storage
  7. Windows Interoperability
  8. Subsystem Management