The second beta of the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0 has arrived bringing a number of updated packages, new kernels and a refreshed installer. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 Beta 2 is a new step towards the final release, but Red Hat emphasizes that this is still development software and is not to be used in production environment or for performance benchmarking. RHEL 6.0 Beta 1 was released a couple of months ago.
New in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 Beta 2 is a revamped installer as well as the usual array of application updates. Red Hat encourages testers to do a fresh install, if they had been using the first beta, to put the new installer through its paces. The new beta is being made available through the Red Hat Network (RHN), but, for the first time, it is also available through regular FTP servers. You can also download the DVDs for both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms from the link below.
Red Hat says another beta should be coming in a few weeks time to introduce the updated packages that may arrive in that time. You can read more about the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 in the first beta announcement.