CentOS Linux 8 and CentOS Streams Released

CentOS project leader Karanbir Singh has announced the new release of CentOS Linux 8 and the new CentOS Stream on September 24, 2019.

We expected CentOS 8 to be rebuilt over a period of 1 month, but it took around four months.

See the article below for information on CentOS 8 built.

But finally the long-awaited version of Centos 8 has just been released and ready to hit the road for racing.

This is the first release for CentOS Linux 8 derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 source code.

This version is marked as 8.0-1905.

CentOS is fully compatible with Red Hat’s redistribution policy and has full operational compatibility with the upstream product.

It mainly changes packages to remove Red Hat’s branding and artwork.

There are a lot of changes included in CentOS Linux 8 that are most developer-friendly capabilities.

Also, included many containers related tools to help developers to find, run, build and share containerized applications more quickly and efficiently.

  • Buildah – building containers.
  • Podman – running containers
  • Skopeo – sharing/finding containers.

Refer the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 release notes for more details.

What’s CentOS Streams

CentOS Stream is a rolling-release Linux distro that exists as a mid-stream between the upstream development in Fedora Linux and the downstream development for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

This is the first release of a new distribution from the CentOS Project.

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