Linux 2.6.18 (the RHEL5 kernel) was released on 2006-09-16. (Arrr!)
RHEL5 was released on 2007-03-14.
There has been mounting speculation that RHEL6 would be beased upon F10, F11, F12 ....
But, as a example of doubt, Jonathan is suggesting here that RHEL6 may be based on F12 whereas Wikipedia (bastion of reliable information) says:
"Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, will be based on Fedora 14, supposed to arrive in the third quarter of 2011, no codename has been finalized"
1. With the rapid pace of Kernel development how long can Red Hat feasibly stick with 2.6.18?
2. From a marketing perspective how long can they stick with 2.6.18?
3. Why are they not officially telling us their product plan?
4. How come nobody is leaking?
5. Is there something in recent kernels that is stopping them from using more recent releases? e.g. CFS?
6. And while we're at it ... whatever happened to the Red Hat desktop?