Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Apr 2010 23:01 UTC
Red Hat "Linux vendor Red Hat today released the first public beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, giving observers a look at what's to come in the next version of its flagship operating system platform. The new release takes advantage of a long list of new Linux kernel improvements for performance and scalability while also providing new technologies for security, management, and virtualization."
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RE: Finally!
by Elv13 on Thu 22nd Apr 2010 14:18 UTC in reply to "Finally!"
Elv13
Member since:
2006-06-12

Updating Firefox is not a good idea. Even if 95% RHEL user use it as a server, the other 5% would experience broken intranet if it was designed for Firefox 2.

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RE[2]: Finally!
by TheMatt on Thu 22nd Apr 2010 14:19 in reply to "RE: Finally!"
TheMatt Member since:
2005-10-10

Well, RHEL5.5 has Fx 3.0.19, so it's a Firefox 3 variant. I'd just rather have the *modern* Firefox 3 variant!

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RE[2]: Finally!
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 22nd Apr 2010 16:48 in reply to "RE: Finally!"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Its not a a good idea, but not for that reason. IF any insane person designed an intranet app for firefox specifically and not just for web standards, my hat is off to them for shooting themselves in the foot with a thermonuclear warhead and surviving.

For the non criminally insane, there are a lot of dependencies in linux distros. upgrading one part may cause a chain reaction of necessary updates. So including one newer version of an app, isn't that easy. What you find more typically with redhat, is that they will take features from newer versions and back port them to older versions in such a way that it doesn't require any new dependencies.

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