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2018-01-24 NEWDevelopment Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 Beta
Red Hat has announced a new beta release of the company’s Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x series. The new development release, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 Beta, includes bug fixes and security enhancements across a wide range of hardware platforms. “Red Hat Enterprise Linux delivers controls for enhanced security and compliance built into the operating system, with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 Beta bolstering organizational-wide IT security efforts with: Security improvements and usability enhancements for cloud and remotely hosted systems that can more securely unlock Network Bound Disk Encrypted devices at boot-time, designed to eliminate the need for manual intervention in an often inconveniently-timed boot process. The integration of Red Hat Ansible Automation with OpenSCAP, which enhances the ease of automating the remediation of compliance issues and enables administrators to more efficiently scale policies across their environment. Compliance improvements for accurate timestamping and synchronization needs with the addition of failover with bonding interfaces for Precision Time Protocol (PTP) and Network Time Protocol (NTP).” More information can be found in the company’s release announcement and release notes. Downloads are available through Red Hat’s Customer Portal.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is a Linux distribution developed by Red Hat and targeted toward the commercial market. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is released in server editions for x86, x86_64, Itanium, PowerPC and IBM System z architectures, and desktop editions for x86 and x86_64 processors. All of Red Hat’s official support and training and the Red Hat Certification Program centres around the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform. Red Hat uses strict trademark rules to restrict free re-distribution of its officially supported versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but still freely provides its source code. Third-party derivatives can be built and redistributed by stripping away non-free components.

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Red Hat has announced the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.4, the latest update of the company’s enterprise-class Linux distribution. This version focuses heavily on mitigating current IT infrastructure threats: “Red Hat, Inc. today announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4, the latest version of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 offers new automation capabilities designed to limit IT complexity while enhancing workload security and performance. This provides a powerful, flexible operating system backbone to address enterprise IT needs across physical servers, virtual machines and hybrid, public and multi-cloud footprints. As threats to IT infrastructure evolve, enterprises require more security innovation in their software stack to help prevent breaches and more proactively manage vulnerabilities. This innovation starts at the operating system level, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 brings to bear new and enhanced features.” See the official press release and the technical release notes for further information. A 30-day evaluation edition of RHEL 7.4 is available from Red Hat Customer Portal (registration required).
2017-05-23 Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Beta
Red Hat has announced a new beta release of the company’s Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x series. The new development release, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Beta, includes bug fixes and a few new features for the 7.x product line. “Year over year, security remains a top concern for IT professionals across industries. To help defend against the latest threats and provide a more secure platform for mission-critical deployments, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Beta introduces several new security features, including: Support for Network Bound Disk Encryption – tooling designed to reduce the management burden of disk encryption at scale. Enhancements to OpenSSL HTTP/2.0 – enabling several new Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol features to be implemented in OpenSSL, such as Application-Layer Protocol Negotiation (ALPN). Updated audit capabilities – designed to make it easier for administrators to filter the events logged by the audit system, gather more information from critical events, and to interpret large numbers of records.” Additional information can be found in the company’s release announcement and in the release notes. Downloads are available through the Red Hat Customer Portal.
2017-03-21 Distribution Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9
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Red Hat has announced the availability of a new upgrade to the company’s Enterprise Linux line of products. The new release, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3, is an update to the 7.x series and addresses known bugs and errata. “The general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 coincides with updates to several specialized Red Hat Enterprise Linux offerings. These include: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.3, the latest version of Red Hat’s container workload-optimized host platform, is also now available with most Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions. Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Applications, a variant optimized for running SAP environments, is now supported on IBM z Systems and IBM Power, big endian. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for ARM 7.3 Development Preview, a version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux designed for 64-bit ARM-based systems, has been updated to include: Single host virtualization based on KVM, one of the leading open source virtualization technologies.” Further information on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 can be found in the company’s release announcement and in the release notes.
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