Enterprise Linux Log

Mar 14 2007   3:24PM GMT

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5



Posted by: ITKE
Tags:
Administration, interoperability and integration
Linux versus Windows
Red Hat

I wasn’t actually at th Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 launch today (I watched the webcast), so I have no idea if there were balloons or clowns, but from the look of their web site, I am quite certain that someone from their marketing department has been playing Katamari Damacy (Red Hat video).

The little cartoon people covering Red Hat’s homepage weren’t what caught my eye however — or should I say ear. It was SearchEnterpriseLinux.com site editor Jan Stafford’s voice, asking Red Hat executives about interoperability with Microsoft Windows. In the article I posted today covering the launch of RHEL5, I included the exchange, because it was telling about how much work remains to be done with virtualization, Linux and Windows, and interoperability.

“We’ve tested Windows on top of our virtual platform. It works,” Cormier said. “You will see from us some level of support for Windows on our platforms in the coming months. We’re not prepared to do it now.”

Cormier could not say the same for a Red Hat guest on Windows virtualization. “Our guest on a Microsoft platform — a lot of that is up to Microsoft. We don’t control the Microsoft platform, so up to them. But you’ll see us support Microsoft guests down the road,” he said.

There is going to be a TON of information on all of this coming down the pipeline in 2007, to be sure. That 2007 year in review piece is practically writing itself.

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