Linux This Month

Fedora 36, RHEL 9, & Red Hat Summit 2022 on demand

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*Update: To all our wonderful viewers, we wanted to let you know that Linux This Month will be going on hiatus. We may be bringing it back in the future, perhaps in a different format, and if we do we’ll be sure to let you know. Thanks for watching!

In Linux news this month, Cara Nolte returns to give us the lowdown on the general availability of Fedora 36, RHEL 9 and Alma Linux 9, with her picks of the best features. Red Hat Summit 2022 is over, but you can still catch the virtual summit online for free for a whole year! And in other news the OSFF adds a bunch of new premier members, now at a total of 25, and you could even get involved yourself!

0:30​ Fedora 36 released
1:54 Red Hat Summit 2022
3:51 OpenSSF adds 15 new members
4:52 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9
5:41 Alma Linux 9 released

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Linux is an ever-evolving technology, transforming from a simple kernel released in 1991 to 95% of servers in the world now running Linux in 2019. With an unstoppable growth and use on 90% of cloud infrastructures and 100% of supercomputers, Linux This Month is here to provide you with monthly updates from the global Linux community. Helping both the home and professional users stay up to date with the latest changes in Linux development, adoption, and industry changes.

Hello, and welcome to Linux This Month. We have  some really cool updates to talk about this month,   including Red Hat Summit on demand,  the GA release of Fedora 36,   and RHEL 9 is GA. I can't wait to  get started. So let's jump right in. If you don’t want to miss out on more Linux  news, subscribe to our YouTube channel. Fedora 36 has been released, and per their website  it is "by the community for the community". The   announcement highlights the special type  of team that makes this release possible:   an inclusive and welcoming community. And  emphasizes the importance of experts and newbies  

working together. This release includes some very  important updates, including bug fixes in F34 and   F35 updates. This means that your system should  be fully up to date before performing the upgrade,   or it may fail if those dependencies aren't  already satisfied. Workstation improvements   include Gnome 42 desktop environment with a text  editor and a console, and a transition from NVIDIA   to Wayland graphics drivers. Server improvements  include the latest release of Ansible, Podman   4.0 with backwards compatible API changes, and  updated programming language and system libraries,  

such as Ruby 3.1, Golang 1.18, and PHP  8.1. The update that I'm most impressed by   is the addition of Cockpit, which is a web-based  graphical interface that contains a tool to admin   NFS and Samba shares. This makes working with  file shares across the network easier than ever,   and proves that Fedora does in fact have the  latest the open-source world has to offer.   To download and test Fedora 36 for yourself, you  can check it out on the link in the description. Red Hat held their yearly summit virtually in May.  

This year, Red Hat hosted an interactive virtual  experience online, and it was full of keynotes,   guest speakers, and ask the expert panels. The  virtual summit is available online for a full year   and it's free. This year's focus was exploring  what we can do when we share perspectives and work   together. On demand sessions include everything  from big data, DevOps, high availability,   the internet of things, hybrid cloud and  multi-cloud, virtualization, and security.   In addition to keynotes and amazing technical  content, it also includes open-source stories,   the Red Hat Innovation Awards and the Red  Hat Certified Professional of the Year.

They've even included a couple of  challenging activities, just for fun,   in the open-source arcade. My favorites are  Command Line Heroes, where you see how many   bash commands you can type in 60 seconds. And  Pod Escape, where your project is being deleted,   and you have to help a pod from disappearing from  the digital landscape. Also included is Compiler,   which is a show that bridges the gap between  tech newbies and those behind the code.   You can take a fun "this or that" quiz to get  custom show content that you may be interested in.  

It's tailored to your preference from answering  questions such as "do you like burgers or pizza?"   I don't know about you guys, but  personally I'll take the pizza.   The online, on demand offering is quite amazing,  but Red Hat doesn't stop there. They will also be   hosting a series of in-person "Connect" events  in the fall, at the dates and locations on the   screen. For more information on these sessions,  and to access the virtual content online, visit And I'll add the link to  the description. Now on to our monthly highlights. So if you haven't heard of the Open Source  Security Foundation by now, you should.  

But don't worry, because I'm here to tell you  all about it. As per their website, the OSFF   is an organization that provides tools, services,  training, infrastructure, and resources to achieve   a future where participants use and share high  quality software, by verifying the quality of the   software supply chain and where the code comes  from. Many companies are now getting involved,   contributing, and having their voices heard  by collaborating on the future of open-source   software. After recently adding 15 new members  OpenSSF now has a total of 25 premier members,   including companies such as AWS, Cisco, GitHub,  IBM, Intel, Oracle, Microsoft, Meta Red Hat,   and VMware. If you would like to find out  more about the future of open-source software,   and maybe get involved yourself, you can  find out more information at

RHEL 9 stable was released as generally  available to the public on May 17th.   Release notes reference meeting the  needs of the hybrid cloud environment.   This release is tailored to support  workstations on physical hardware,   virtual machines, and containers, making it  the perfect release to support deployment   from the edge to the cloud. Again, my favorite  feature here is the new Linux 9 web console   Cockpit that supports live-patching and contains  performance metrics to identify system issues   by reporting on high CPU, memory, disk, and  network resource usage spikes. This makes   managing your server much more efficient by having  all of those tools in one place without having to   run all of those separate commands. And it also  reduces downtime. Find out more at

If you prefer the benefits of Alma  Linux, version 9 has been released   and it's free. It's also actually based on  RHEL 9 and it shifts with kernel 5.14 LTS.   It's the first version produced from RHEL  source code through the CentOS stream.   It includes all of the updates from RHEL 9,  including performance metrics in the web console,   building images from a single build node, and  better security and encryption with OpenSSL 4. That’s it for this month’s Linux This  Month. If you liked the show be sure to   give this episode a big thumbs-up. Have  a question? Add it into the comments.

May your source remain open and your code compile.  See you next time, subscribe to stay up to date,   and keep being awesome Linux Gurus

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