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Linux Top 3: RHEL 7.2, Puppy Linux 6.3 and Bodhi 3.1.1

  • November 24, 2015
  • By Sean Michael Kerner

1) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2

In the enterprise Linux space, few if any Linux distribution are as widely deployed as Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and none make as much revenue. RHEL 7.2 is the latest incremental update of Red Hat's flagship Linux platform and is the second update of RHEL this calendar year.

"Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 includes new features and capabilities that focus on security, networking, and system administration, along with a continued emphasis on enterprise-ready tooling for the development and deployment of Linux container-based applications."

The full release notes for RHEL 7.2 includes 41 sections full of changes and updates.

2) Puppy Linux 6.3

The minimalist, small-footprint Linux distribution Puppy Linux is a very different type of distribution than RHEL. Puppy Linux 6.3 is now built from Slackware Linux images.


Mick Amadio, the coordinator for Puppy built from Slackware 14.1 binary packages, has brought Puppy to a new release, version 6.3. This is distinct from Puppy 6.0.x, which is built from Ubuntu Trusty Tahr binary packages, coordinated by Phil Broughton.


3) Bodhi 3.1.1

The Bodhi Linux 3.1.1 update is described by Jeff Hoogland as being an unscheduled bug fix release.

The 3.1.0 release we released back in August had an issue where users were not always prompted automatically for wireless passwords when connecting to encrypted networks. This lead to enough confusion / user frustration that we feel it warrants an updated install image now as opposed to waiting for our scheduled 3.2.0 release early 2016.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at LinuxPlanet and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

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