- Dec 11, 2019
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I hope linux.org doesn't run on centos, the only alternative RHEL clone I found was Springdale Linux since RHEL and Oracle Linux aren't an option. I also could have a look at FreeBSD but from what I've seen from BSD is that it has a learning curve because it's a whole different system.Yeah, not happy about this at all. I've been a CentOS fan for a looooong time because it was tested and stable. Sure not putting CentOS Stream into anything used for production!
Isn't a subscription with RH really expensive?
I just migrated my homeserver and my VPSes to C8 this last summer so I was quite bummed out about it, I did expect something like this to happen but not so soon. It's going to be either Springdale Linux or or the free/cheap RHEL option for me, but on the other hand why continue with a RHEL/clone if they could at anytime pull another stunt like that so I might go with Debian(I already tested it with selinux) just to be safe since they've been around a long time. I also do did play around a bit with FreeBSD in a vm and it seems like a really cool and good system, but I've already spent so much time with GNU/Linux I might as well stick to it instead of having to spend hours and hours to learn something new while at may day job I still work with GNU/Linux.I am still watching this with interest.
I have multiple VPSes and one dedi that all run CentOS. I am not sure what my plans are. I did not see this coming. I probably should have seen this coming when IBM bought RH.
It's going to be a pain in the butt. I need the long support 'cause I'm [redacted] lazy.
I'm just a simple desktop user, but I am also trying to pursue FreeBSD as an alternative to Linux, and maybe as a future daily driver. My reason is similar to everyone's responses to the IBM/Redhat domination effect on CentOS. It's been 4 years now since Microsoft "fell in love with Linux" and became a Platinum Member of the Linux Foundation. Their new friendliness (open sourcing some of their tools and apps, and bringing WSL into their OS) has been welcomed by many, but it worries me. Microsoft money and influence on the future of Linux is just not what I envision as healthy. If Microsoft influences the kernel, they influence each and every Linux OS. "Influence" is such a nicer term than "dominate."I also do did play around a bit with FreeBSD in a vm and it seems like a really cool and good system
sha256sum, for example. The pkg tool has worked fine to update the system and install new software for my simple needs. And, of course, FreeBSD provides their own kernel.