For many people, and businesses, Red Hat is synonymous with Linux. This section tends to deal with Red Hat specific issues that are interesting or noteworthy.
Red Hat and CentOS are ubiquitous, ultra-reliable, and stable. However that safe, predictability comes at a cost - particularly if you’re a Python programmer. Python 2.4, the standard distributed Python in Red Hat and CentOS is getting a bit long in the tooth. It was released in 2004, and was followed by 2.5 in 2006, and 2.6 in 2008. Python 3.1 is the current version (backwards-incompatible), and was released this summer. However, Red Hat uses Python exstensively as its system scripting langauge, so any upgrades of Python need to be handled carefully.