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Centos {Rant}

2021-02-06 by: Jonathan Calloway
From: Jonathan Calloway 

I=E2=80=99m going to go on a little bit of a rant.  I=E2=80=99m sorry if =
this has been covered before, but now that I see that Mr. Dixon is =
active on this list, I want to de-compress.  Also, I will admit, there =
may be a little Scotch involved!

I have grown quite weary and grieved with all of the Linux based tech =
media declaring the death of CentOS.  The original announcement was =
quite clear as to what is taking place.  If anything, it puts CentOS in =
a better place i.e. closer to the production version of RHEL.  I get two =
impressions from all the eulogies I=E2=80=99ve heard and read.  The =
first one is that nobody seems to understand what a rolling distribution =
is, much less what =E2=80=9Cstreams=E2=80=9D are.  Secondly, I get the =
distinct impression that everyone is whiney over a perceived loss of an =
OS they are comfortable running in production that they don=E2=80=99t =
want to pay for.  While I=E2=80=9Cm grateful for Red Hat=E2=80=99s =
kindness (it=E2=80=99s really going to benefit my home lab), I guess I =
get a little peeved when people unnecessarily overreact to change.=20


=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ f this has nd Secondly, I =80=99s kindness tle If they really want to run stable, non-rolling, quickly out of date software for free, they can always run Debian :) Cheers, -Dave