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    Why Red Hat dumped CentOS for CentOS Stream

    Date 22 Dec 2020
    Category Vendors/Products
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    Posted By Brittany Day
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    No, it wasn't IBM calling the shots. This decision was made inside Red Hat for business reasons and it had been a long time coming. Learn the details in this article.

     

    When Red Hat, CentOS's Linux parent company, announced it was shifting focus from CentOS Linux, the rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), to CentOS Stream, which tracks just ahead of a current RHEL release, many CentOS users had fits. 

    On Hacker News, the leading comment was: "Imagine if you were running a business, and deployed CentOS 8 based on the 10-year lifespan promise. You're totally screwed now, and Red Hat knows it. Why on earth didn't they make this switch starting with CentOS 9???? Let's not sugar coat this. They've betrayed us." 

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