Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 announced

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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

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