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Red Hat kills CentOS - where do you go next?


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This week, Red Hat announced that CentOS is officially dead and CentOS 8 will be EOL mid-2021, not 2029 as originally promised. Red Hat also said the rolling distro CentOS Stream is not its replacement. So, what else can you move to? Here are some alternatives.

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1 hour ago, sunrat said:

I see Debian getting some more corporate use from those who are pissed off about this. Of course if you want a distro compatible with CentOS there are options ( 😏 ):- https://centos.rip/

i used Debian more in the office due to it's ease in updating to new versions.

Which CentOS could not do.

 

This is a bummer, as i just installed CentOS on a new pc to migrate to from a CentOS 5 . {sigh}

 

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In the late summer I was asked to re-host a web site for a playwright to do some research the subject of said site. It was last up in 2014 and so I built a Digital Ocean droplet that was compatible with it, CentOS 6. I got a notice a couple of weeks ago from DO that they will no longer be supporting that version and I had 30 days to migrate it or they would delete it. Hopefully the research is done and I will delete it and make a backup to a Raspberry Pi for archival purposes.

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Well I figured that this was coming once Redhat announced that they would be taking over after allowing CentOS to join the Redhat umbrella.  After all it was a clone of their costly Redhat Enterprise, just without the paid support. 

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Many web host providers (such as mine) use cPanel for administration. cPanel only works with RHEL, CentOS and Cloud Linux (depends on RHEL/CentOS.) From what I can see my web host provider uses Cloud Linux. I guess they'll have some work to do.

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