Wednesday, June 11, 2014: After a 3.5 years lull, Red Hat has finally released version 7.0 of their Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) flagship operating system. RHEL 7.0 also updates the underlying Linux kernel that was used in RHEL 6.x from 2.6.32 to 3.10, bringing in a much needed improvement for customers. Also, Red Hat will support this release for 10 years providing bug fixes, security releases and updates to users on regular basis.
RHEL 7.0 boasts of interoperability with Windows Active Directory and automated scripting. The latest release also changes the default file system from EXT4 to XFS in comparison with RHEL 6.x. However, RHEL 7.0 will offer support for a variety of other file systems at the same time. The Docker (Linux container) compatibility in the update will ensure service providers and customers will get better version-to-version application portability.
Further changes in RHEL 7.0 include:
-profiles feature that allows configuration definitions to be specified for specific workloads and deployed on demand
-improved runtime management and monitoring capabilities, among others
Source : efytimes