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CentOS is dead, long live Debian

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-12-11 18:39

As some of you may already know Red Hat has killed off CentOS:

https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/centos-s ... rise-linux

^ That's their corporate bullshit site, see https://centos.rip/ for a more accurate take of the situation.

So all of the enterprise users will now be looking elsewhere for a stable distribution:

https://jonathancarter.org/2020/12/10/c ... or-debian/

Expect an upsurge of newcomers to APT wondering how to make it work. Be nice.

And yes golinux, you did tell us so :mrgreen:
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Re: CentOS is dead, long live Debian

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-12-11 19:00

I think it's safe to say that Debian has a better track record :mrgreen:
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Re: CentOS is dead, long live Debian

Postby vicshrike » 2020-12-12 10:01

Thanks for the news.
Meh, whatever. :|
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Re: CentOS is dead, long live Debian

Postby RistoJu » 2021-01-25 16:21

It was always on the cards... thnx for news
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Re: CentOS is dead, long live Debian

Postby LE_746F6D617A7A69 » 2021-01-27 21:30

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:As some of you may already know Red Hat has killed off CentOS:

https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/centos-s ... rise-linux

^ That's their corporate bullshit site, see https://centos.rip/ for a more accurate take of the situation.

It's not a 'bullshit site' - RedHat have clearly expressed the intention and reasons for taking this decision:
(...) Facebook runs millions of servers supporting its vast global social network, all of which have been migrated (or are migrating) to an operating system they derive from CentOS Stream. While Facebook continues to drive internal innovation on CentOS Stream, the company has recognized the value in collaborating within the Red Hat ecosystem to further push their platform’s capabilities.
Translation to English:
RedHat have realized that Facepalm, just like the Oracle(*) is using RedHat's CentOS for their servers, and they are not going to buy worthless hotline services from RedHat.
To stop that "internal innovation" of CeontOS made by Facepalm, RedHat needs to kill the CentOS - it's that simple ...

(*) Oracle in the past have stolen the RedHat's RHEL, and now they are selling they own OS, claiming that it is optimized for DataBases, what of course is a not-so-cheap lie dedicated for stupid people, who don't know what's going on.
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