Red Hat says goodbye to CentOS Linux to focus on CentOS Stream

Red Hat Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Chris Wright announced that The CentOS Project changes course completely. They say goodbye to CentOS Linux and focus on CentOS Stream.

A lot has happened since CentOS was integrated into Red Hat. The derivative of the commercial Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution has been a success in the business world since its birth for saving companies more douches in Linux the invoice of the added services that Red Hat provides to those who use its distro.

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The CentOS Project changes course and CentOS Linux says goodbye

Red Hat experienced a historic turning point last year when it was definitively acquired by IBM and there are those who see in this movement the company shows the Linux world an alignment with your proprietary company strategy with cloud computing. First it was CentOS Stream and now probably this definitive move.

What’s going to change in The CentOS Project

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That the future of The CentOS Project is the CentOS Stream platform means that CentOS Linux, the rebuild from Red Hat Enterprise Linux, say goodbye. CentOS Linux 8, as an equivalent of RHEL 8, will be history by the end of 2021.

From that date, CentOS Stream will be the development arm of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and migrate to CentOS Stream 8 recommendation of those responsible. “If you are using CentOS Linux 8 in a production environment, and you are concerned that CentOS Stream will not meet your needs, we encourage you to contact Red Hat for options,” Wright suggests in the post. changes public.

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CentOS Linux 7 will remain alive until mid-2024, when the RHEL 7 lifecycle ends

IBM is divided into two parts: the historic company will focus on the cloud and a new company will take care of the infrastructures

For its part, CentOS Linux 7 will continue to develop for the rest of the RHEL 7 life cycle. That is, until June 30, 2024, the date on which it will stop receiving security updates and its support will definitively end.

All this implies that CentOS Linux 9, as the distribution derived from RHEL 9, will not exist. CentOS Stream 9, they assure from Red Hat, will fulfill that function.


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