Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 released

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 is released. The latest updates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 are designed to provide control, confidence and freedom for demanding business environments, keep pace with cloud-native innovations, and support new and existing production operations across many footprints of enterprise IT. To better support enterprise-class hybrid clouds while still supporting traditional IT solutions, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 adds new features and enhancements, emphasizing security and compliance features, management and automation, and innovation in Linux containers.



  • Based on Fedora 28 and the upstream kernel 4.18
  • provides the following version control systemsGit 2.18Mercurial 4.8, and Subversion 1.10.
  • Python 3.6 is the default Python implementation in RHEL 8; limited support for Python 2.7 is provided. No version of Python is installed by default.
  • Node.js is new in RHEL. Other dynamic programming languages have been updated since RHEL 7: PHP 7.2, Ruby 2.5Perl 5.26SWIG 3.0 are now available.
  • The following database servers are distributed with RHEL 8: MariaDB 10.3MySQL 8.0PostgreSQL 10PostgreSQL 9.6, and Redis 5.
  • RHEL 8 provides the Apache HTTP Server 2.4 and introduces a new web servernginx 1.14.
  • Squid has been updated to version 4.4, and a new proxy caching server is now included: Varnish Cache 6.0.
  • GNOME Shell has been rebased to version 3.28.
  • The GNOME session and the GNOME Display Manager use Wayland as their default display server. The X.Org server, which is the default display server in RHEL 7, is available as well.