Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (RHEL 8) is now officially released by Red Hat Inc on May 7, 2019 with amazing developer-friendly capabilities and features. It is an upgraded version of RHEL 7 which was released earlier in June 2014.
Some amazing features of RHEL 8 are as below:
Kernel & OS:
RHEL 8 is based on Fedora 28 and kernel 4.18 which provides safe and reliable establishment across hybrid cloud that support high level of workloads.
RHEL 8 has 2 modes of content distribution include BaseOS Repository and AppStream Respository.
GNOME is default desktop environment for RHEL. In RHEL, you will find a new version of GNOME that is 3.28 which enables automatic downloading of OS in boxes. This also includes some noticeable features like on-screen keyboard, extended device support, software utility, GNOME Display Manager (GDM) and Upgraded GNOME Terminal.
RHEL 8 Components
RHEL 8 includes upgraded version of various applications, databases, languages and compilers as below:
- Python 3.6
- Database: MariaDB 10.3, MySQL 8.0, PostgreSQL 9.6 & 10
- Redis 4.0
- Git 2.17
- Maven 3.5
- Perl 5.24
- Java 8 & 11
With availability of numerous application streams, you can choose among different versions of supported software stacks that can easily run on RHEL 8.
It’s not the end of RHEL 7, but an old user can easily upgrade it to RHEL 8.
Let’s explore the new features with RHEL 8 which provides amazing features include numerous application streams, enhanced security, web console and more.