Fasten seat belts - CentOS is back: AlmaLinux ready by this week (maybe next) for (beta-)production

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Fasten seat belts - CentOS is back: AlmaLinux ready by this week (maybe next) for (beta-)production

Post by durchd8.de » 2021/01/26 21:42:26

I had a good laugh today - more interviews by RedHat managers on how "amateurish" and "hobbyist" CentOS is. Well and of course on how RedHat streamlines and helps all of us poor people to get a proper and stable OS.

Yeah, thanks to RedHat, that time has come:
https://www.datacenterknowledge.com/ope ... ement-week

One script to bind them all, maybe already this week.

Almalinux, most likely the new CentOS - one script to bind them all and you are in: 100% RHEL-binary-compatible, community-driven, free and 100% community-controlled, while still being sponsored and well-fed to maintain this intial impact.

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https://almalinux.org/

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Re: Fasten seat belts - CentOS is back: AlmaLinux ready by this week (maybe next) for (beta-)production

Post by rbowen » 2021/01/27 16:02:50

I haven't seen any articles referring to CentOS as amateurish, and would appreciate pointers to those articles, as that is completely inappropriate for anyone from Red Hat to be saying.

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Re: Fasten seat belts - CentOS is back: AlmaLinux ready by this week (maybe next) for (beta-)production

Post by durchd8.de » 2021/01/27 16:43:16

rbowen wrote:
2021/01/27 16:02:50
I haven't seen any articles referring to CentOS as amateurish, and would appreciate pointers to those articles, as that is completely inappropriate for anyone from Red Hat to be saying.
Nothing easier than that:

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Re: Fasten seat belts - CentOS is back: AlmaLinux ready by this week (maybe next) for (beta-)production

Post by durchd8.de » 2021/01/27 16:54:50

rbowen wrote:
2021/01/27 16:02:50
I haven't seen any articles referring to CentOS as amateurish, and would appreciate pointers to those articles, as that is completely inappropriate for anyone from Red Hat to be saying.
PS - extracted some "special" quotes from Exelbierd and McCarty:
  • Exelbierd: "One of the things that this change has done is it's made it pretty clear RHEL is for production,"
  • Exelbierd - developer program: "but there is going to be a use case here for hobbyists, system administrators and others who don't self-identify as developers."
  • McCarty: "IMHO, running “production workloads” – aka workloads that either make money or save your company money – on CentOS was crazy. That hasn’t changed one way or another."
There is actually much more if you listen to the "fine" undertones in all those statements. Not that obvious, but if you know language you realize a common stance in regards to CentOS. And that stance isnt respectful at all.

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Re: Fasten seat belts - CentOS is back: AlmaLinux ready by this week (maybe next) for (beta-)production

Post by durchd8.de » 2021/01/27 17:07:04

We are going to announce the Beta release in a few days. You can sign up for (almost) instant email notification on almalinux.org. We will also publish the announcement on this channel so you will have an opportunity to test it very soon.
"Semi-official", just a few hours ago.

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Re: Fasten seat belts - CentOS is back: AlmaLinux ready by this week (maybe next) for (beta-)production

Post by durchd8.de » 2021/02/01 18:37:49

Hello AlmaLinux,



we actually had a smooth start, even though you are (almost) a virgin. About 10 weeks old and you work like a 30 year old star. Nice to have ya here:


https://wiki.almalinux.org/release-note ... structions
(Depending on how you do, it needs some tweaks, but hey, its beta...)



Take a ride too - have fun.

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