Red Hat releases Linux update

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Red Hat, the top Linux seller, has released its first quarterly update to its premium version of the open-source operating system, the company said Friday. makes the software run better on servers with IBM's Power processor, Advanced Micro Devices' Opteron and Intel's Itanium, Raleigh, N.C.-based Red Hat said.

The software runs large databases better and improves support for IBM mainframes, Red Hat said. Customers can download the update over the Red Hat Network.