On May 10, 2022, Red Hat announced Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9 which will become available in the upcoming weeks via the Red Hat Customer Portal and major cloud provider marketplaces. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 is also accessible via no-cost Red Hat Developer programs that provide developers with access to software, how-to videos, demos, getting started guides, documentation and more.
The last full version (8.0) was released mid-2019.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a commercial open-source Linux distribution which is released in server versions for x86-64, Power ISA, ARM64, and IBM Z and a desktop version for x86-64. Fedora 34 serves as its upstream source.
This upcoming version includes the following new features:
- Enhanced web console performance metrics
- Kernel live patching via the web console
- Streamlined image building
- Smart Card authentication via web console
- Additional security profiles
- Detailed SSSD logging
- Integrated OpenSSL 3
- Integrity Measurement Architecture (IMA) digital hashes and signatures
- SSH root password login disabled by default
- Improved container development
- Simplified experience
For an overview on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, please visit: https://www.redhat.com/en/technologies/linux-platforms/enterprise-linux.
For more information on new features, please visit: https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/whats-new-rhel-90-beta.
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