Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux
GNOME Shell, the default desktop on RHEL 8
DeveloperRed Hat, Inc.
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateCurrent
Source modelOpen source
Initial releaseFebruary 22, 2000; 24 years ago (2000-02-22)[1]
Latest release
8:8.5 / November 9, 2021; 2 years ago (2021-11-09)
7:7.9 / September 29, 2020; 3 years ago (2020-09-29)
Latest preview9.0 Beta / November 3, 2021; 2 years ago (2021-11-03)[2]
Marketing targetCommercial market (servers, mainframes, supercomputers, workstations)
Available inMultilingual
Update methodSoftware Updater
Package manager
Platformsx86-64; ARM64; IBM Z; IBM Power Systems[4]
Kernel typeLinux
user interface
LicenseVarious free software licenses, plus proprietary binary blobs[5]
Preceded byRed Hat Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is a Linux distribution developed by Red Hat for the commercial market. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is released in server versions for x86-64, Power ISA, ARM64, and IBM Z and a desktop version for x86-64. All of Red Hat's official support and training, together with the Red Hat Certification Program, focuses on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform.

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  1. "Red Hat Enterprise Edition Product Line Optimizes Solutions for Top e-Business Applications" (Press release). Red Hat. February 22, 2000. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  2. Gil Cattelain; Joe Brockmeier (2021-11-03). "What's new in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 Beta". Red Hat. Retrieved 2021-11-03.
  3. Scott Matteson (2019-03-30). "What's new with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and Red Hat Virtualization". TechRepublic. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
  4. "8.0 Release Notes - Chapter 2. Architectures". Red Hat Customer Portal. Red Hat. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  5. "Explaining Why We Don't Endorse Other Systems". the Free Software Foundation. Retrieved March 13, 2011.

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