Red Hat Developers program, download/use No-cost Red Hat Linux (no support)

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No, there is no typo in the title. Yes, you did read it correctly.

Back in March 31st 2016, Red Hat announced, the availability of a no-cost Red Hat Enterprise Linux developer subscription, available as part of the Red Hat Developer Program. Offered as a self-supported, development-only subscription, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Suite provides you with a more stable development platform for building enterprise applications – across cloud, physical, virtual, and container-centric infrastructures. Red Hat SVP Craig Muzilla added some good points in his blog too.

If you’re building enterprise applications, this is a great complement to what we’ve already been doing with the Red Hat JBoss Middleware products – all are now available as no-cost developer subscriptions via the Red Hat Developer Program. With this subscription, we’re giving developers the chance to: write your code on the same environment as test and production systems, code at home with the same Red Hat Enterprise Linux that you use at work, containerize your apps, and a lot more.

What you get

The no-cost Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Suite gets you:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server – An application development entitlement to the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform.

  • Development tools with long-term support – Each major Red Hat Enterprise Linux release is supported for 10 years, so a broad set of included “base” development tools that are also supported for that length of time; examples include GCC, Python, PHP, Ruby, Java, etc.

  • Development tools with frequent updates – We produce annual updates of important development components such as programming languages (GCC, Python, Node.js, etc.), open source databases (PostgreSQL, MongoDB, etc), web servers (Apache httpd, Nginx, etc.), and other development tools (Eclipse, Git, etc.); these are packaged via Red Hat Software Collections and Red Hat Developer Toolset.

More details here at this link:


I'd add that the no-cost subscription also gets you Red Hat Container Development Kit, which provides a pre-built virtual environment (based on RHEL) that automatically provisions an instance of OpenShift Enterprise for you. It also contains the Docker and Kubernetes services running out-of-the-box, so you can immediately start developing using all of those technologies.

The VM environment can be interacted with from your host machine, which can be Linux, Windows, or Mac (you can use your platform-specific docker, kubectl, and oc (OpenShift) binaries to work with the services running inside the RHEL-based development environment. OpenShift Enterprise can also be controlled using its web UI from your host machine's web browser.

See Product Documentation for Red Hat Container Development Kit for installation and getting started guides.

This is awesome, you never know till you search and walla, I came across this. I will have stability once I install this on my Dell PowerEdge Home server this weekend and start playing around with it.

Enjoy. Have you worked with RHEL8 yet?