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Five Linux Distributions Get a Fresh Boost

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Between the launch of a new Linux kernel update and the news that open source has achieved mainstream business use at last, it's been an exciting week in the world of open source software.

At least as significant, however, have been all the many new updates and announcements made recently by several of the popular Linux distributions. Lest these important operating system advances get overlooked, here's a roundup of some of the key updates coming soon to a PC near you.

1. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1

In the distribution's first major update since RHEL 6 shipped in November, Red Hat on Thursday delivered RHEL 6.1 complete with improvements in system reliability, scalability and performance and support for a variety of upcoming system hardware. RHEL Linux 6.1 also delivers patches and security updates while maintaining application compatibility and OEM/ISV certifications.

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