Linked by HAL2001 on Thu 19th May 2011 12:28 UTC
Red Hat "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 is now available. Enhancements provide improvements in system reliability, scalability and performance, coupled with support for upcoming system hardware. This release also delivers patches and security updates, while maintaining application compatibility and OEM/ISV certifications."
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Uhm, not exactly. This would be like if Renault competing with Ford and Chrysler after Renault released the diagrams for building their cars and the other two started building them.

Oracle and Redhat are two separate companies that sell the same thing under different circumstances. RHEL is sold as a general purpose workstation and server OS, whereas Oracle tends to cater toward higher end enterprises that will deal with rigid support constraints, and then CentOS is for the people that don't need the support.

Oracle says that if you want to run it under certified VM hypervisors, they will probably only support you if you run Oracle's hypervisor. If you run Redhat, they are certified under a much larger canopy of vendors. Will OUL run on VMWare or HyperV? Sure, but good luck getting support.

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