Red Hat just released version 7.6 Beta of their Linux distribution. Amongst others, new features are:

  • Available updates are now shown in the Web Console (cockpit)
  • New FIPS compliant ciphers are available
  • The CephFS kernel client is now fully supported
  • XFS now supports modifying labels on mounted file systems
  • The ipset comment extension is now supported
  • firewalld rebased to version 0.5.3
  • RPM now provides Audit events
  • cockpit rebased to version 173
  • DNSSEC available as Technology Preview in IdM
  • Containerized Identity Management server available (Technology Preview)
  • Wayland available as a Technology Preview
  • kexec fast reboot as a Technology Preview
  • USBGuard enables blocking USB devices while the screen is locked (Technology Preview)
  • YUM 4 available as Technology Preview
  • USB 3.0 support for KVM guests
  • Python 2 has been deprecated
  • Ansible moves from the Extras to the Ansible channel
  • Sendmail has been deprecated. Use Postfix
  • Btrfs has been deprecated

The complete Release Notes can be found on the Red Hat website.