Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Redhot Release Modern IT is hybrid IT. But turning a sprawling ecosystem—from traditional data centers to public cloud services—into a true hybrid environment requires a few things. Scaling as needed. Moving workloads seamlessly. Developing and managing applications that run anywhere. There's an operating system that makes those things possible. And now it gives you predictive analytics and remediation. That's Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 8.
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 has key features—from container tools to GPU support—to deploy tomorrow's technology, today.
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Chapter 1. Overview
Based on Fedora 28 and the upstream kernel 4.18, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 provides users with a stable, secure, consistent foundation across hybrid cloud deployments with the tools needed to support traditional and emerging workloads. Highlights of the release include:
- Content is available through the BaseOS and Application Stream (AppStream) repositories.
- The AppStream repository supports a new extension of the traditional RPM format - modules. This allows for multiple major versions of a component to be available for install.
See Chapter 3, Distribution of content in RHEL 8 for more information.
- The YUM package manager is now based on the DNF technology and it provides support for modular content, increased performance, and a well-designed stable API for integration with tooling.
See Section 4.4, “Software management” for more details.
Shells and command-line tools
- RHEL 8 provides the following version control systems:
Mercurial 4.8, and
See Section 4.6, “Shells and command-line tools” for details.
Dynamic programming languages, web and database servers
Python 3.6is the default Python implementation in RHEL 8; limited support for
Python 2.7is provided. No version of Python is installed by default.
Node.jsis new in RHEL. Other dynamic programming languageshave been updated since RHEL 7:
PHP 7.2, Ruby
SWIG 3.0are now available.
- The following database servers are distributed with RHEL 8:
PostgreSQL 9.6, and
- RHEL 8 provides the
Apache HTTP Server 2.4and introduces a new web server,
Squidhas been updated to version 4.4, and a new proxy caching server is now included:
Varnish Cache 6.0.
See Section 4.7, “Dynamic programming languages, web and database servers” for more information.
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