CentOS Project shifts focus to CentOS Stream

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It doesn't count that you don't trust something new.. In Linux what counts is that you download the iso, and test it, add add your opinion and keen suggesting, to help brothers and sisters get their project running smoothly... Is what I did to every Linux distro out there.. So what if I wasted hundreds of hours and CD's... GET OVER YOURSELVES!..
 


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@Dragonspirit - if your Post does not add to a Thread, just refrain from posting.

All of us agree with

In Linux what counts is that you download the iso, and test it...
But that does not apply here, and your capitalised words are just offensive.

Please adjust your posting practices, I do not like having to repeat myself continually.

Thank you

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It doesn't count that you don't trust something new.. In Linux what counts is that you download the iso, and test it, add add your opinion and keen suggesting, to help brothers and sisters get their project running smoothly... Is what I did to every Linux distro out there.. So what if I wasted hundreds of hours and CD's... GET OVER YOURSELVES!..
You don't get the point, CenOS is a community project which was bought by RedHat a few years ago, CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. Companies who didn't need RHEL support have whole infrastructures running on CentOS, and since RHEL6 was almost EOL many of those companies were doing migrations to CentOS8. Now with this decision and the EOL being shortened to end of 2021 companies have to move everything running CentOS8 to something else within a year which is not realistic since it's not alot of time. Companies run CentOS because it's a binary clone of RHEL and now with CentOS Stream it will be upstream of RHEL and rolling release, companies don't want to run a rolling beta release but want to run something which is stable and they can count on. With this stunt Redhat screwed over the opensource community and killed an opensource project. As for myself yes, on my home server systems I like to have a stable OS and not rolling release since I don't want to have to spend much time maintaining it, to quote @KGIII "Setup and forget". I can find a different distribution and test it which I have already done, but that doesn't mean I'm not allowed to have an opinion or reaction about it.
 
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Oh, man...

So, I figured I'd give Oracle's Linux a try in VirtualBox - you know, Oracle's VirtualBox...

I'm an idiot. See, I thought it'd actually be well integrated and polished. I'd use the latest VB with the latest Oracle Linux. I figured they'd go together well!

Nope... The cursor doesn't line up - meaning my mouse cursor is a good 4" away from where the virtual cursor is.

I figured that I'd fix the resolution issues, so I loaded the VBox tools. Oracle's Linux was kind enough to open and run it automatically - all I had to do was enter my password. Optimistic was I when I entered my password...

Nope. The VirtualBox addons will not work with Oracle Linux.

Yup, you got it. Oracle's Linux doesn't even properly work in Oracle's VirtualBox. There was nothing good about it. In fact, it was entirely awful.

I'm not sure why I'd expected otherwise. I should know better.

Anyhow, I think it's safe to scratch Oracle off the list of possible CentOS replacements. It was so bad that I can't even recommend testing it out in in a VM. It was that bad an experience.
 

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