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CentOS 7.x Red Hat greases migration to RHEL for CentOS 7 holdouts

Discussion in 'CentOS, Redhat & Oracle Linux News' started by buik, Dec 7, 2023.

  1. buik

    buik “The best traveler is one without a camera.”

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    Red Hat greases migration to RHEL for CentOS 7 holdouts • The Register

    Interesting article. Including the user comments.
    As the EOL of CentOS 7 is approaching (June 30, 2024) and CentOS 8 already EOL. It is going to be very interesting what the new software is going to be for customers in the coming months.

    Red Hat, of course, hopes the Red Hat software. Apparently it's not running so fast. Hence also a blog post from Red Hat.


     
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    LOL

    One problem for Redhat is the trust factor and biggest is just cost of RHEL subscriptions!

    Will be interesting to see how and where CentOS 7 users in general will migrate to :)
     
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    buik “The best traveler is one without a camera.”

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    The upside is that RHEL is still by far the best distro. Both support cycle, backport patches instead of new software (just like SUSE and Ubuntu). As well as the possibility enterprise support, premium support and for Extended Life Cycle Support etc etc.

    The downside is indeed, that you have to have a license for almost every cluster component.

    And that trust factor, I suspect what you mean, I guess. That, without a doubt, is unprecedentedly stupidly handled. Without naming specific names, the engineers made them do the marketing part. As for the EOL CentOS strategy and campaign.

    With unprecedentedly considerations and decisions, bad actions in general like, blogs, texts, fashionable marketing terms, presentations, campaigns but also the actions in general etc etc as a result. Just unprecedentedly stupid and doltish. Sorry but I can hardly put it any other way. Bunch of amateurs. I'm not that old now, but I even understand that you shouldn't put techies on communications.

    Techies can do very different things very well and are to be honest. Often just not good at communication (verbal and written). Especially if they receives considerable social backlash, whatever had happened because the community had been pissed off. Then they started to vent. Which you shouldn't do at all.