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Preface

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 Technical Notes list and document the changes made to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 operating system and its accompanying applications between minor release Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 and minor release Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5.
For system administrators and others planning Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 upgrades and deployments, the Technical Notes provide a single, organized record of the bugs fixed in, features added to, and Technology Previews included with this new release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
For auditors and compliance officers, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 Technical Notes provide a single, organized source for change tracking and compliance testing.
For every user, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 Technical Notes provide details of what has changed in this new release.
The Technical Notes also include, as an Appendix, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Package Manifest: a listing of every changed package in this release.

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