Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 beta 2 featuring Xen for Itanium 2

The second milestone towards RHEL 5, which will count virtualization amoung its main features, is introducing the technology preview of Xen for Itanium 2 architectures reports.

Some rumors report Red Hat will offer a certain amount of free RHEL 5 licenses where the OS is running inside Xen VMs, mimicking what Microsoft already does with Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition.