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CentOS replacement AlmaLinux will be available on Azure Marketplace at no extra software cost, and Microsoft will sponsor a global mirror network for the operating system, it was announced today. Though AlmaLinux is free, open-source, and can be downloaded here, the Linux distro is also now available in the Azure Marketplace …

  1. teknopaul Silver badge

    oh really

    " in a matter of minutes they can transition to Oracle or Red Hat because we're all compatible."

    This kind is of change can be expensive and time consuming.

    I imagine more than a few folks have noted the stability of Debian releases and are working out if the transition there might be a more stable, thus cheaper, place to be in the long run.

    Pulling the rug out from under CentOS doesn't give you a warm feeling that RHEL itself under IBM is going to be without uncomfortable changes.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Beware of M$ bearing Gifts.

    Trojan Horse?

  3. Plest Silver badge

    FOSS is hilarious in a good way.

    In the bad old days company X would buy out popular company Y and make some cash over a couple of years, or just abandon it.

    Nowadays big FOSS company X buys out largish FOSS company Y and immediately the community forks the code and releases a workable product in less time that company X has to blink and consider how to make money from the acquisition! Loving MariaDB and Rocky.

  4. Prabesh

    I don't like Microsoft.

    But this can actually benefit Alma.

    I was wondering what could go wrong?

  5. Alpine_Hermit

    Windows 12


    The new Windows 12 ?

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