Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5 Update Available to Download, Red Hat has announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.5, the lates update of the company’s commercial, enterprise-class Linux distribution with bundled customer support: “Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.5 is now generally available. It brings new features and improvements to help streamline deployments, optimize performance and help mitigate risk in your environments.
RHEL 8.5 continues the tradition of new features and improvements for running Linux containers. This release brings tooling that will add flexibility and reduce friction in running Podman in a wider range of environments. Containerized Podman – the RHEL 8 Podman container image (rhel8/podman) is now GA and can help unlock the usage of Podman in cloud CI/CD systems, on WSL2 on Windows, under Docker Desktop on macOS, and (of course) on RHEL 6, 7 and 8. You can use the Podman container image to help develop and run other container images. Verify container image signatures by default – in RHEL 8.5 users can pull container images with confidence.” Read the press release, the What’s New blog post and the release notes for more information. Existing Red Hat customers can get the new release from the company’s Customer Portal, while potential new users can download and try the 60-day evaluation edition.