Red Hat Linux 5.2 has these features for system administrators:
Red Hat Linux 5.2 has been engineered to be ready for the latest stable kernel (version 2.2.x) when it is finally released. Red Hat Software will make 2.2-based kernel packages available as soon as the kernel has been released.
For those of you looking for more excitement in your lives, this also means that the 2.1 development kernels may also be easily installed.
Red Hat Linux 5.2 also includes both kernel support and utilities for traffic shaping. This is great for Internet service providers that need more complete control over their bandwidth utilization. If you're interested in this feature, make sure you install the shapecfg package; you will then be able to run the traffic shaping configuration tool located in /sbin/shapecfg.
The sndconfig sound configuration utility now recognizes more sound cards, as well as the standard sound hardware present in SPARC systems.
The printtool printer configuration utility now supports the configuration of NetWare-based remote printers.
Red Hat Linux 5.2 has updated PCMCIA support. Some of the latest PCMCIA cards may now be used.