Linux Top 3: RHEL 7.3, Ubuntu Core 16 and 4MLinux 20.0
1) RHEL 7.3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 was officially released on November 3, and now represent the leading edge of Red Hat's Linux enterprise efforts.
Among the improvements that have landed in RHEL 7.3 are ease-of-use enhancements to SELinux as well as security compliance checking for container via the OpenSCAP protocol.
"As modern enterprise applications become increasingly resource intensive at both the network and storage levels, IT infrastructure must not just keep pace, but anticipate and adapt to these changing needs," Jim Totton, vice president and general manager, Platforms Business Unit at Red Hat stated. "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 delivers increased application performance and a more secure, reliable and innovative enterprise platform, well-suited for existing mission-critical workloads and emerging technology deployments like Linux containers and IoT."
2) Ubuntu Core 16
On November 3, Canonical announced the official release of Ubuntu Core 16, the latest update of the embedded focussed edition of Ubuntu.
"The Internet of Things will see billions of devices in all aspects of our lives”, George Grey, Linaro CEO stated. “Ubuntu Core 16 will help developers get their products to market quickly using snaps, bringing a new generation of Linux based IoT smart devices to the market."
3) 4m LINUX 20.0
The latest update to the 4MLinux distribution was officially released on November 1 with the 4MLinux 20.0 stable release. 4MLinux is a multipurpose Linux distro with the four M's in its name stand for maintenance, miniserver, multimedia and mystery.
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Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at LinuxPlanet and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist