With Red Hat killing off CentOS 7, where do organizations move to?
Red Hat has announced that CentOS 7 will no longer receive updates as of June 2024. It will also stop offering source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for non-customers, preventing free distribution. By doing so, it wants to force more customers toward RHEL. What options do you have as an al... Read more
CentOS counterpart AlmaLinux gets support from CloudLinux
CloudLinux has built a support model around the AlmaLinux distribution. This allows companies that were dependent on CentOS to continue using Linux on a comparable basis.
AlmaLinux fulfils a similar role as CentOS did until recently. It is a binary compatible fork of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RH... Read more
Red Hat introduces Free RHEL
When CentOS Linux parent company Red Hat announced that it was shifting focus from CentOS Linux, the rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), to CentOS Stream, CentOS users were not happy. To appease them and to keep the promise it made to Open-Source organizations, Red Hat is introducing a new,... Read more
First release of Rocky Linux is due out in Q2/2021
The project aims to provide a new alternative for projects using Red Hat's CentOS.
The developers of Rocky Linux have announced that the new software project will be available to test by the second quarter of 2021. The announcement came in the form of a Community Update issued earlier this mont... Read more
CentOS Linux changes strategy, users are not happy with RedHat
CentOS's Linux parent company, RedHat, announced that it shifted focus from CentOS (the rebuild of RHEL (RedHat Enterprise Linux)) to CentOS Stream, which is tracking ahead of a current RHEL release. What that means is, CentOS will no longer be the stable point distribution but a rolling release di... Read more
Red Hat launches rolling release for CentOS
CentOS, Red Hat's Enterprise Linux clone, will get a rolling release version. The new version will be called CentOS Stream and is intended for software developers. In short, CentOS will receive continuous updates, which was only the case with RHEL until now.
All parts, from kernel to application... Read more