Red Hat outs Enterprise Linux 5.5

Red Hat has announced the availability of the latest update to its Enterprise Linux 5, release 5.5.

Highlights of the release include hardware enablement for the Intel Boxboro-EX platform, AMD's Magny-Cours processor and IBM Power 7 processor.

Virtualisation is improved, with support for multiple 10 GigE SR-IOV cards, and automatic usage of hugepages for virtual guest memory when enabled on the system.

Interoperability improvements include updates to OpenOffice.org for Microsoft Office 2007 filters, Samba for Windows 7 compatibility and boot support for virtual machines using Microsoft-based PXE services.