CentOS Linux 8 and CentOS Streams

Today, CentOS Linux 8.0.1905 has been released and available to download now. The version is first version of CentOS Linux 8. Same as previous version, the new version is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux source codes but it’s totally free. CentOS 8 end of life is May 2029 (10 years, same as previous versions).

Improvements and fixes are same as RHEL 8 and CentOS 8.0.1905, CentOS includes all new features actually. But there is a big change! Read more on CentOS-8 (1905) Release Notes.

What’s CentOS Streams?

CentOS Stream is available based on CentOS Linux 8 software packages the project has been building over the summer combined with the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 development kernel.

CentOS Stream will be a rolling-release Linux distro that exists as a midstream between the upstream development in Fedora Linux and the downstream development for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). It is a cleared-path to contributing into future minor releases of RHEL while interacting with Red Hat and other open source developers. This pairs nicely with the existing contribution path in Fedora for future major releases of RHEL.

Read more on Presenting CentOS Stream.

Download CentOS 8.0.1905

CentOS 8.0.1905 is available as DVD and NetInstall x86_64. There is no Everything image!

Further Reading

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 Beta

Oracle Linux 8 Beta

Davoud Teimouri

Davoud Teimouri is as a professional blogger, vExpert 2015/2016/2017/2018/2019, VCA, MCITP. This blog is started with simple posts and now, it has large following readers.

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