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:
- 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:
- Linux Containers
- Performance Management
- Physical and Hosted In-place Upgrades
- File Systems
- Windows Interoperability
- Subsystem Management