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CentOS 8 Review, Preview, & Walkthrough | 2019 | (Linux Beginners Guide)

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  • SUSE working on a RHEL fork
    First, it is important to state that Stream is not a rolling release, at least not in the sense that you are thinking. It is "rolling" within a major release, but so are plenty of Linux Distributions. This is also why the website stopped using "rolling", and started using "continuos" instead at December 2020 (commit). So anyone that keeps using this wording is intentionally being misleading or... Source: 12 months ago
  • Keeping Open Source Open: Rocky Linux
    I get that Red Hat has shown themselves to be less than trust worthy given the sunset of CentOS 8, the removal of the repo updates and the characterization of anyone who uses their software via a clone distro as being a "freeloader" or "parasite". Source: 12 months ago
  • what is the typical size of Linux updates?
    This might be a good use case for RHEL family distribution (such as CentOS Stream or AlmaLinux) or Debian. These are much longer lived distributions, and provide fewer update churn over time than other distributions. Source: about 1 year ago
  • How to learn Linux , what to learn in Linux , how to prove them i know linux?
    The easiest approach to this is to download CentOS 7 from Source: about 2 years ago
  • Wallpaper from CentOS
    I looked out for days now but didn’t find anything. I’m looking for the stock wallpaper from CentOS Stream. Like the background on their official website: Https:// Does anybody have more luck or better sources than me? Thank you in advance. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Why did Greg Kurtzer leave the CentOS project in the first place?
    I parted ways with the project due to several factors. Initially it was legal action from Red Hat who was threatening me personally with a law suit after some of the CentOS leads ignored them. Couple that with some of these individuals who didn't want to comply to Red Hat legal's actions as well as CentOS board manipulation which allowed a bad actor to own the domain, leaving the Caos Foundation with no... Source: over 2 years ago
  • What does the future of enterprise Linux look like?
    Context: I started learning Linux on Fedora last year. Last week, I started digging into RHEL, CentOS, oVirt, and such to set up a homelab. Frankly, it was a series of let downs. CentOS Stream, and, were so buggy I couldn't even install it. Then I learned what Stream was and how Red Hat (IBM) killed off CentOS downstream. Then I got Rocky Linux and learned the hard way that RHEL removed drivers for... Source: over 2 years ago
  • Does RedHat commit to long-term support for Fedora Linux?
    You should stop listening to what people tell you and start learning yourself. There are plenty of announcements, records, explanations etc. On and on covering "the changes". So you were told Red Hat abandoned the project - it's the opposite. CentOS is moving closer to RHEL than it ever was - it's build is now tied to the build of RHEL, not independent and a lot more. The announcement was... Source: about 3 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of CentOS

Explore Top VestaCP Alternative: Find the Perfect Control Panel for Your Hosting Needs
Frequently shortened to CWP, CentOS Web Panel stands as an innovative web-based control panel meticulously crafted to elevate the management of web hosting environments and servers. What sets CWP apart is its exclusive dedication to servers fueled by the CentOS operating system. This strategic alignment with the robust CentOS OS enables CWP to adeptly target a specific niche with exceptional precision and efficacy.
Finding the Best Linux Distro for Your Organization
With CentOS 6 and 8 already EOL, CentOS 7 will still be community-supported through June 30, 2024. OpenLogic will support it well past that point, extending long-term support post EOL until 2029. For many businesses, this will be the lowest-risk option for the moment, giving them plenty of time to consider their go-forward Linux distro strategies. Migration and decommission environments take time with a lot of...
Best Top 20 Ubuntu Linux Alternatives (Pros and Cons)
CentOS Linux works very well for high availability clustering. It contains native packages for DRBD which enables high availability.
11 Best Linux Distros For Programming And Developers [2020 Edition]
The installation and setup process of this Linux distro for programmers is almost similar to Fedora. To address your different software needs, it has a vast Red Hat Software Collection and CentOS repository. You can use its powerful YUM package manager to install and uninstall the application needed for your development.

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