RHEL 8 Cheat Sheet

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta

Mike Guerette


We are delighted to introduce you to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta. If you’re familiar with previous versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, you’ll find RHEL 8 Beta more intuitive to pick up and use. However, there are a few new features and changes that you’ll want to be aware of, so we hope this cheat sheet will help you quickly explore and begin your RHEL 8 Beta application development.


Installing and using RHEL 8 Beta is much easier than previous releases. Previously, there were server, workstation, and desktop variants, but RHEL 8 Beta has only one distribution (ISO file) for each architecture. The RHEL 8 Beta has also been simplified with fewer repositories. They are:

  • BaseOS Beta - primarily core operating system packages with support for the lifetime of the OS
  • AppStream Beta - user-space applications and components, including numerous Application Streams that will be updated on a more frequent cadence
  • Linux Builder Beta - a collection of unsupported developer tools
  • Supplementary - 3rd party support only

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