thejm wrote: ↑
I understand that Centos Stream (what I'm currently running) is at EOL?
Not quite. CentOS Linux
8 is already EOL. CentOS 7 will be EOL in June 2024.
8 will be EOL ~June 2024. CentOS Stream 9 will be EOL Summer 2027.
The CentOS 7 aims to be bug-for-bug compatible with RHEL 7.
CentOS Linux 8 did aim to be bug-for-bug compatible with RHEL 8.
AlmaLinux 8 and Rocky Linux 8 do aim to be bug-for-bug compatible with RHEL 8. They EOL in 2029.
AlmaLinux 9 and Rocky Linux 9 do aim to be bug-for-bug compatible with RHEL 9. They EOL in 2032.
This table about "el8" might still be valid: https://wiki.almalinux.org/Comparison.html
Alma and Rocky are not the only "built from RHEL sources" distros, although some distros add their own spices.
Alma and Rocky are "spiritual successors" fo CentOS Linux.
CentOS Stream is not bug-for-bug compatible with RHEL nor meant for production systems.
A viewpoint -- but their usage might differ from regular Joe -- is from CERN and Fermilab. See what they use: https://linux.web.cern.ch/
They used to have their own distro, Scientific Linux, but shifted to CentOS Linux. Now they have AlmaLinux. (They do use RHEL too.)