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09-12-2020, 10:07   #1
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CentOS - End of an Era?

You don't read much about it in the forums here but when I needed enterprise Linux the place to go was always CentOS.

CentOS, for those who don't know, was community compiled version of the source that went into creating RHEL - effectively a free version of RHEL. It was possible because RHEL was open source!

Yesterday it was announced that CentOS 8 would no longer be based on the latest RHEL 8 ,but rather the RHEL development release.
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over the next year we’ll be shifting focus from CentOS Linux, the rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), to CentOS Stream, which tracks just ahead of a current RHEL release. CentOS Linux 8, as a rebuild of RHEL 8, will end at the end of 2021
Which I always understood is what Fedora was... at least when it was released first. Anyway, full details in the link below.

https://blog.centos.org/2020/12/futu...-centos-stream
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09-12-2020, 16:23   #2
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Further reading

https://linuxhandbook.com/update-to-centos-stream/

https://news.itsfoss.com/rocky-linux-announcement/
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10-12-2020, 11:23   #3
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Andy yet more

https://www.zdnet.com/article/red-ha...ers-are-angry/

While it was my goto business server OS for over decade - I hadn't realised it was so popular
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Ubuntu is the most popular Linux server operating system with 47.5%, CentOS is number two with 18.8% and Debian is third, 17.5%. RHEL? It's a distant fourth with 1.8%.
It'll be interesting to see what comes from Rocky Linux!
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