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CentOS is discontinued

(January 21st, 2021 at 12:17 AM)s3_gunzel Wrote:
(January 20th, 2021 at 4:37 PM)Darth-Apple Wrote: The majority of people using CentOS either had fewer than 16 servers, or were in a larger business where RHEL could easily be afforded.

You do realise with the advent of Virtualisation that this is still a non-starter for a lot of people - including me.

I have, at present, 11 production servers - they're all virtualised, but that's 11 installs of whatever OS (in my case, Ubuntu LTS). Convention is that you're supposed to have one server PER ROLE - so if that's Jenkins, or an issue tracker, or a database, whatever. One role.

They have left a void for this sort of market, yes. For many users who are setting up projects that aren't large-scale (websites on a vps/bare metal node, etc), the 16+ limit is not a problem. For virtualization on larger-scale setups, it's a non starter. 

Oracle linux looks to be the strongest contender as of yet for this sort of thing, but the market hasn't really gravitated towards one at a strong level yet (that I can tell, at least). 

That being said, I am glad that Red Hat is beginning to acknowledge CentOS' roll in the market. This seems to be a start, and hopefully they find broader solutions for the long term. Of course this still doesn't negate the nightmare scenario of rapidly crossgrading existing CentOS servers to other platforms before the short support window runs out. A lot of people were counting on the 10 year support that no longer exists for the CentOS community.

(January 21st, 2021 at 2:40 AM)Darth-Apple Wrote: Oracle linux

From the company that bought, then bought you, and then killed Java. Fantastic.

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