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Abstract
Red Hat Enterprise Linux minor releases are an aggregation of individual enhancement, security and bug fix errata. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 Release Notes documents the major changes made to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 operating system and its accompanying applications for this minor release. Detailed notes on all changes in this minor release are available in the Technical Notes.
Highlights of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 release include hardware enablement for the Intel Boxboro-EX platform, AMD Magny-Cours processor and IBM Power 7 processor. Virtualization is improved, with support for multiple 10 GigE SR-IOV cards, and automatic usage of hugepages for virtual guest memory when enabled on the system. Interoperability improvements include updates to OpenOffice for Microsoft Office 2007 filters, Samba for Windows 7 compatibility and boot support for virtual machines using Microsoft based PXE services.

1. Installation
2. Virtualization
3. Kernel
3.1. Kernel Platform Enablement
3.2. Kernel Generic Features
4. Device Drivers
4.1. Network Device Drivers
4.2. Storage Device Drivers
5. Filesystem/Storage Management
6. Tools
6.1. GNU Project debugger (GDB)
6.2. SystemTap
6.3. Valgrind
7. Desktop Updates
8. New Packages
A. Revision History

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