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Linux Top 3: Robolinux 8.1, Linux Lite 2.6 and RHEL 7.2 Beta

  • September 7, 2015
  • By Sean Michael Kerner

1) RoboLinux 8.1 Xfce

RoboLinux has added another milestone releases to its inventory with the Xfce Raptor v 8.1 release. The first RoboLinux 8.1 releases debuted in July with the Cinnamon desktop and not is being expanded with Xfce. RoboLinux 8.1 is based on Debian Jessia and is focussed on helping new able Windows users to migrate to Linux.

Fast as greased lightning!" Robolinux "Xfce Raptor" V8.1 LTS 2020 OS based on 100% rock solid Debian 8 stable source code with the 3.16 Linux kernel. It is loaded with many popular User applications such the newest Tor browser, i2P, Firefox, Thunderbird, Kazam screencaster, Google Chrome, Google Earth, Skype & VirtualBox 4.30 plus 12 incredibly powerful Security and Privacy apps to keep our Users safe!

2) Linux Lite 2.6

LinuxLite is another Xfce based distro, though instead of being derived from Debian like RoboLinux, it leverages Ubuntu.

According to the release notes:

This release cycle has seen a number of improvements and additions to Linux Lite. With the introduction of the Linux Lite Control Center, we aim to provide one central location for everything that you need to configure your computer. What's new - Systemback, a system restore and creation tool. Disks, an easy to use partition, hard drive and SSD manager. A new Dark Theme.

3) Red Hat Enteprise Linux 7.2 Beta

While Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 is still barely a year old, Red Hat continues to innovate with new incremental milestone release. With RHEL 7.2 which is currently in beta, Red Hat is focusing on improved security and stability.

In order to maintain stable and secure enterprise environments, the beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 includes several new and enhanced security capabilities. For example, the introduction of a new SCAP module in the installer (anaconda) allows enterprise customers to apply SCAP-based security profiles during installation. Another new capability allows for the binding of data to local networks. This allows enterprises to encrypt systems at scale with centralized management. In addition, Red Hat Enterprise 7.2 beta introduces support for DNSSEC for DNS zones managed by Identity Management (IdM) as well as federated identities, a mechanism that allows users to access resources using a single set of digital credentials.

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

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