Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5: Professional operating system released as beta

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Red Hat publishes the Linux distribution of the same name Red Hat Enterprise Linux with “Performance Co-Pilot” in the upcoming version 8.5 as beta, which can be tried out by anyone as part of an evaluation copy limited to 60 days. The operating system is specially designed for the needs of companies.

With RHEL 8.5, Red Hat is once again focusing on an even better user experience for new and existing customers as well as on new functions and tools for extended system performance monitoring. The strengths of the enterprise solution are still in the areas of virtualization, cloud, storage, containers (OpenShift), Management as well as client support, training and consulting services. Based on the RPM-based Linux distribution Fedora and Gnome as a desktop, RHEL 8.5 offers support until 2029.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Gnome Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Gnome (Image: Red Hat)

RHEL comes with a whole range of in-house tools, such as the Performance Co-Pilot (PCP), a powerful analysis and monitoring tool with which servers and networks can be read, visualized and controlled and which was introduced together with RHEL 8.0.

The official Release Notes list, among other things, the following new modules and components.


  • Ruby 3.0
  • nginx 1.20
  • Node.js 16


  • PHP to version 7.4.19
  • Squid to version 4.15
  • Mutt to version 2.0.7

In addition, the following new compilers and tools will find their way into the next version of the enterprise operating system.

Compilet and Development Tools

  • GCC Toolset 11
  • LLVM Toolset 12.0.1
  • Rust Toolset 1.54.0
  • Go Toolset 1.16.6

With the release of RHEL 8, the so-called “application streams” were introduced, which separate the developer and programming languages, runtime environments and applications from the elementary software packages of the operating system. In addition to the programming language python is primarily the extensive build management tool Apache Maven to call.

All relevant software packages have been updated accordingly with RHEL 8.5 and brought up to date.

RHEL 8.5 can be tried for 60 days

The business operating system is aimed exclusively at corresponding customers and can be in advance Free for 60 days and can be tried out without obligation. After the trial period, RHEL can be purchased.

RHEL Workstation without support costs 99 US dollars, the regular workstation with support costs 179 US dollars and the developer workstation 299 US dollars.

What the enterprise distribution is capable of and what features it offers is demonstrated by the Linux-specialized YouTube channel of “MichlFranken“In a 15-minute video based on the current issue of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4.

Further information is provided by the official Website as well as the Customer blog.

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