Reply to post: Re: Long term success ?

Alma and Rocky Linux release 8.5 builds, Rocky catches up with secure boot

Bill Bickle

Re: Long term success ?

Just feeling that for places where they can shift or change the OS with limited impact it is ok to experiment on things like Alma and Rocky, but when you have an entire application stack and security policy, based around the OS, and you want to run it on-premise, and in clouds, and you want to ensure various hardware and software are compatible - CentOS had become pretty safe on all those checkmarks. It was only a challenge if one needed support or up to the minute security patches.

I am leery that anything can replace that, and am thinking CentOS was a "once in my lifetime phenomena" combination of things - brewed in the early years of commercial open source and intertwined with Red Hat being a rare company that can "sell free software" successfully.

Will all be part of the fascinating history of open source software...

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