Pawan Sharma | February 21, 2011 | | Be the first to comment!

First Look of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 has improved in its looks. It looks much better than before and looks like the UBUNTU Linux. Here are some photos of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Installation Screen
Changed Installation Screens::

Boot Screen
Can see my old LG monitor

Boot screen looks very impressive and looks likes vista, the circle effect is very impressive:
Photos are little blurry because i have taken these pictures form my cam since i am unable to take screenshot using printscreen.

RHEL 6 Login Screen

Login screen also looks very impressive:

RHEL 6 Desktop
 Desktop and My Computer view
The Desktop is quite similar to the Desktop of UBUNTU Linux....

Drives like Ubuntu

As you can see in the above photo, all other drives are automatically mounted by default, same as the UBUNTU Linux which I think is a good move by RED HAT.......

All N All it is good to see some improvement in the graphics form the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. This move form Red Hat can attract some regular desktop users of other Linux Distros like Fedora and specially UBUNTU......... 
Pawan Sharma | February 8, 2011 | 18 Comments so far

Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) - EX200

With the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Red Hat Certification track also gets updated introduced. A new certification is introduced that will replace the old RHCT (Red Hat Certified Technician Certification) with the new RHCSA EX200 (Red Hat Certified System Administrator). who are already certified by the Red Hat on Enterprise Linux 5 are also advice to upgrade their certification with the new and improved Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Since Red Hat have the policy to active the certification for only 3 years, after that, one have to gain the certification with the latest edition or the current edition (in specific field) of Enterprise Linux.

Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) is a separate exam and one has to do it before registering for the Red Hat Certified System Engineer RHCE. Since it in on in the bundle (RHCT+RHCE) as it is before, that if someone gets RHCE he/she also gets the RHCT.
A fee of the RHCSA is a bit confusing to me. On the past edition EL5 the fees of RHCE (RHCT+RHCE) is about INR 14,000/- in India. Now for EL6 the RHCSA will cost about 400$ as they say in the Red Hat’s US website and 400$ for the RHCE, since I cannot figure out the fees on the Red Hat’s India website.

Red Hat Certified System Administrator also known as EX200 is a certification which lies between the old RHCT and RHCE.
Pawan Sharma | February 5, 2011 | 1 Comment so far

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

The first major update form RedHat, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, in more than three years hits the market. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is the next generation of RedHat's  operating system, designed for mission-critical enterprise computing and certified by top enterprise software and hardware vendors.
 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 features includes the new stable kernel version 2.6.32.. and the Fourth Extended filesystem (ext4), based on the third extended filesystem (ext3). It supports faster and efficient allocation of disk space. The fourth extended filesystem (ext4) is default and also recommended.

Most of the applications have been updated on the  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 including :
  • Firefox version 3.5
  • Thunderbird 3
  • 3.1
Some of the features of the new RHEL 6 are :
  • Updated kernel and core technology.
  • Approx 30% more packages than previous version.
  •  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 features fully integrated virtualization based on the KVM hypervisor.
  • Updated development environment.
  • Security : Svirt, provides containment and isolation of virtual guests.

Click here to download RHEL 6 Release Notes --->

I will post more of the features of  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 after using it......