Winter is coming and so is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 -- but no one knows when exactly. In the meantime, familiarize yourself with RHEL's current platforms to use RHEL efficiently. RHEL's most recent version, RHEL 7.3, provides a significant amount of improved features and will likely be used for years to come. Here are five tips that will help you to navigate RHEL's tools, pitfalls and improvements. In 2016, Red Hat released RHEL 7.3, which focuses on security, reliability and performance.