Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 to be Available

New version of popular Linux discributive brings a lot of updates and innovations
07 August 2019   773

Red Hat has released the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 distribution. The installed RHEL 7.7 images are available for download only for registered users of the Red Hat Client Portal and are prepared for the x86_64, IBM POWER7 +, POWER8 architecture (with direct byte order and direct byte order) and IBM System z. Source text packages can be downloaded from the CentOS project's Git repository.

With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7, we show our continued commitment to the 10-year Red Hat Enterprise Linux lifecycle while also introducing key new features, like image builder and Red Hat Insights, to help IT organizations get the most from their existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 investments.

Stefanie Сhirasvice

President and general manager, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat

The RHEL 7.x branch is followed by the RHEL 8.x branch and will be supported until June 2024. The release of RHEL 7.7 is the latest in the main full support phase, which includes functional improvements. RHEL 7.8 Transition to the maintenance stage, bug fixes and security related to the support of important hardware systems.

New version has a lot of updates and changes. Among the:

  • Provided full support for the use of the mechanism of Live-patches (kpatch) to eliminate vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel without restarting the system and without stopping work. Previously, kpatch was an experimental feature;
  • Added python3 packages with Python 3.6 interpreter. Previously, Python 3 was only shipped with Red Hat Software Collections. By default, Python 2.7 is still offered (the transition to Python 3 was done in RHEL 8);
  • Screen presets (/etc/xdg/monitors.xml) have been added to the Mutter window manager for all users in the system (you no longer need to separately configure screen settings for each user;

Learn about them on the official website.

Tails 4.1 Released

Among other, The new release of projected, desiged to provide anonymous access to the network, has updated Linux kernel versions 5.3.9
04 December 2019   79

The release of the specialized Tails 4.1 distribution (The Amnesic Incognito Live System), based on the Debian package base and designed to provide anonymous access to the network, has been generated. Anonymous exit to Tails is provided by the Tor system. All connections except traffic through the Tor network are blocked by default with a packet filter. Encryption is used to store user data in the save user data mode between starts. An iso image capable of working in live mode, 1.1 GB in size, is prepared for download.

The new release of Tails has updated Linux kernel versions 5.3.9, Tor Browser 9.0.2, Enigmail 2.1.3, and Thunderbird 68.2.2. The default OpenPGP key server is The TorBirdy add-on has been removed, instead of which patches have been applied to Thunderbird.