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Rocky Linux 9 Has Arrived; Slimbook Upgrades CPUs in Executive Linux Ultrabook; Fedora Linux Is Coming to the Raspberry Pi 4; KaOS 2022.06 Now Available with KDE Plasma 5.25; Manjaro 21.3.0 Now Available; SpiralLinux: a New Linux Distribution Focused on Simplicity

Rocky Linux 9 Has Arrived

Rocky Linux 9 is now available and is a landmark release for several reasons. First off, there has been a surge in Rocky Linux deployments, putting it ahead of CentOS Stream and AlmaLinux. But more than that, Rocky Linux includes several security enhancements and networking features to help make it a best-in-class open source operating system for businesses of all sizes.

In the new release, you'll find SHA-1 message digest for cryptographic purposes has been deprecated (as the cryptographic hash functions are no longer considered secure). In addition, you'll find OpenSSL 3.0.1 (which includes provider concept, a new versioning scheme, an improved HTTP/HTTPS client, support for new protocols/formats/algorithms, and more), OpenSSH version 8.7p1 (which includes the replacement of the SCP/RCP protocol with the more predictable SFTP protocol), SELinux performance improvements, and the automatic configuration of security compliance settings for PCI-DSS, HIPAA, DISA, and more.

As for the networking improvements, you'll find that MultiPath TCP Daemon can now be used instead of iproute2 for the configuration of MultiPath TCP endpoints. Also, NetworkManager now uses key files to store connection profiles (but still supports ifcfg). Iptables-nft and ipset are deprecated and have been replaced by the nftables framework. Finally, network-scripts has been removed in favor of NetworkManager to configure network connections.

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