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Comparison of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop and Workstation versions

Updated 2014-07-08T18:35:59+00:00

This article shows differences between the versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop and Workstation.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Single User Products
  Workstation Client
Desktop architecture support
x86, 32-bit RHEL5 and RHEL6 RHEL5 and RHEL6
x86, 64-bit RHEL5, RHEL6 and RHEL7 RHEL5, RHEL6, and RHEL7
Desktop support limits as defined by Red Hat Enterprise Linux product subscription
Maximum physical CPUs/sockets1 2 1
Maximum memory Unlimited 16 GB
Maximum virtualized guests/instances2,3 1 1
Available with Red Hat Software Collections and Red Hat Developer Toolset4 Yes No
Included Red Hat Network modules Update, Management, and Provisioning modules

Notes:

  1. Red Hat defines physical CPUs equivalently to sockets, so a multicore and/or hyperthreading CPU is counted as a single socket when determining which subscription to purchase.
  2. Using the virtualization technology included with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  3. A Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation with up to 4 guests is available.
  4. Red Hat Software Collections and Red Hat Developer Toolset not available with Self-Support subscriptions.