CentOS Linux 8 (1905) Released

CentOS 8 was released on September 24th, 2019. It is derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux which was released on May 7th, 2019.

As you are aware, CentOS is a community-supported enterprise operating system, compatible with its upstream source Red Hat Enterprise Linux, from the CentOS Project.

New Features

There are notable differences between EL-8 and EL-7 in Kernel, package repository format, and lots of new features that EL-7 do not have.

Since CentOS 8 is derived from RHEL 8, you would get the features of RHEL 8.

  1. The Cockpit is now available by default
  2. CentOS 8 comes with a new version of the YUM version which is based on DNF. This new version is compatible with YUM v3 (CentOS 7)
  3. RPM v4.14 is distributed in CentOS 8. RPM now validates the whole package contents before starting the installation
  4. CentOS 8 contents are available through the two main repositories: BaseOS and Application Stream (AppStream)
  5. It supports up to 4PB of physical memory
  6. Wayland is the default display server instead of the Xorg server in CentOS 8
  7. XFS now supports shared copy-on-write data extents
  8. nftables replaces iptables as the default network filtering framework
  9. Python 3.6 is the default Python version in CentOS 8
  10. PHP 7.2 comes with CentOS 8
  11. Nginx 1.14 is available in core repository in CentOS 8

You can read detailed information about the new features here.

Download

x86_64

CentOS-Stream-x86_64-dvd1.iso (29 downloads)
CentOS-Stream-x86_64-boot.iso (18 downloads)
CentOS-8-x86_64-1905-boot.iso (19 downloads)
CentOS-8-x86_64-1905-dvd1.iso (20 downloads)

aarch64

CentOS-Stream-aarch64-boot.iso (14 downloads)
CentOS-Stream-aarch64-dvd1.iso (14 downloads)
CentOS-8-aarch64-1905-boot.iso (12 downloads)
CentOS-8-aarch64-1905-dvd1.iso (14 downloads)

ppc64le

CentOS-Stream-ppc64le-boot.iso (12 downloads)
CentOS-Stream-ppc64le-dvd1.iso (19 downloads)
CentOS-8-ppc64le-1905-boot.iso (13 downloads)
CentOS-8-ppc64le-1905-dvd1.iso (22 downloads)

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