CentOS HAS BEEN CANCELLED !!!

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Re: CentOS HAS BEEN CANCELLED !!!

Post by user9452 » 2020/12/09 12:22:06

What a weird time to start using CentOS. Literally just installed.

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Re: CentOS HAS BEEN CANCELLED !!!

Post by tunk » 2020/12/09 12:39:21

I don't know if bad jokes are tolerated here (please remove if it's not):
A few years ago RH was bought by Big Blue, maybe they should be renamed Blue Smelly Socks?
Or just Blue Socks, as in BSEL.

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Re: CentOS HAS BEEN CANCELLED !!!

Post by P_I » 2020/12/09 15:12:34

Still processing this and what, if any, implications it has for me.

Another bit of information in case others haven't seen it yet. Thoughts on CentOS Stream - jperrin.org
Jim Perrin wrote:I’m excited to see the CentOS project and Red Hat work together and collaborate around CentOS Stream, and I’d like to explain why I think this is a good move. I’ve been a member of the CentOS project for the last 16 years, and in that time I’ve had countless conversations with developers who were targeting enterprise deployments, but who wanted to push things just a little beyond what was currently available.
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Re: CentOS HAS BEEN CANCELLED !!!

Post by KernelOops » 2020/12/10 00:29:16

That blog post is a MUST read, because it is the very definition of fact manipulation, a twisted reality that tries to hide the true sad facts of killing the project and the EOL of CentOS 8. It is very similar to the official blog post that first announced the death of centos. Comparing the two, I'd say redhat public relations gave instructions on how to handle the backlash.

The essence is this: redhat decided that they don't want to give free enterprise software to the world and killed centos. In other to avoid the bad press from such a statement, they decided to name their beta channel, instead of RedHat Beta Stream, but name it CentOS Stream. Thus, they pretend that centos still exists but as a rolling distro for testing packages before merging them into RHEL.

Since most of us aren't fooled by the play of words and don't want to become beta testers for redhat, we are waiting to see who will fork the project, so we can move on.
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Re: CentOS HAS BEEN CANCELLED !!!

Post by jeffric » 2020/12/15 03:21:05

Just installed CentOS8 on my server last October and now this news. I guess its time to consider other distros. :(

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