Yesterday, Red Hat released a beta of version 8 of their Enterprise Linux. Amongst others, changes are TLS1.3 support, Python 3+, yum is replaced by DNF and others. You can download your free copy via the Red Hat Developer program here.

The SCL repository is moved to ‘Application Streams’. No more hassle in /opt, etc. It will integrate much better into the Operating System and replace standard binaries if wanted.

RHEL8 is targeted to release somewhere in May, 2019.


First finding: When creating a default RHEL8 Virtual Machine in VMware with the RHEL8 profile, UEFI is selected. The installer will not run. Change this manually to BIOS to continue.