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Comparison of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop and Workstation versions

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

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.

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