- Cockpit web console is available by default in CentOS 8.
- Support for up to 4PB of physical memory.
- Nginx 1.14 is now available in the core repository.
- PHP version 7.2 is the default PHP version.
- Python 3.6 is the default Python version.
- Wayland is the default display server.
- nftables has replaced iptables to be the default network filtering framework.
- XFS now has support for shared copy-on-write data extents.
- RPM 4.14 (as distributed in RHEL 8) validates package content before installing.
- A new version of YUM based on DNF which is compatible with YUM 3 (as is in CentOS 8).
- Content is channeled through 2 main repos: BaseOS and Application Stream (AppStream).
- The brand new CentOS Stream