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CentOS 8 release date and new features

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (RHEL 8) was released officially on 2019-05-07. I know everyone, including myself, is eagerly waiting for the GA release CentOS 8 to install and play with the new features that come with it.

The CentOS 8 development team is currently committed to rebuilding CentOS 8 Linux distribution from RHEL 8 code base. As RHEL 8 is based on a much newer version of Fedora than previous versions, this means there is more work to be done around CentOS 8 installer, packages, packaging, and build systems before we can get the final product.

To keep you updated, the development team have created a status Wiki page that you can use to track development progress. Here is the link to it.

https://wiki.centos.org/About/Building_8

This article will be updated when CentOS 8.0 release is available for general use.

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