15 November, 2010

RHEL6 is out

RHEL6 is out, and brings out a whole lot of feature over RHEL5 for
desktop users. A small set of feature, I find useful on a EL6 desktop

  • Evolution 2.28, support for MS Exchange 2007+ via
    OpenChange - http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/OpenChange

  • OpenOffice3 - Support for MSXML ? ( docx format ) - From
    http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/features/3.2/ to
    http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/features/3.0/
  • NetworkManager System wide settings - http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/NetworkManagerSystemConnections

  • Desktop stack upgrade
    • GNOME 2.28 - From
      http://library.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/2.28/ to
      http://library.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/2.18 ( release are even
      numbers )
    • KDE 4.3 - From http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.3/ to
      http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.0/
    • XFCE in EPEL
    • SPICE support

press release - http://www.redhat.com/about/news/prarchive/2010/flexibility-and-portability.html
Product link - http://www.redhat.com/rhel/desktop/