CentOS Linux Changes Delivery Model

CentOS Linux Changes Delivery Model

Many Linux fans are familiar with CentOS. It debuted in 2004 as an unbranded version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). The operating system gave users all the features of RHEL without the support costs. In 2019, CentOS began offering two delivery models: one based on the latest stable release (called CentOS Project) of RHEL and a second based on the current beta release (called CentOS Stream) of RHEL.

The company recently announced plans to discontinue CentOS Project. Going forward, they will use the CentOS Stream format only. This means CentOS software will align with what’s coming in the RHEL OS instead of what’s already tried and true. As you would expect, this change is not loved across the board. Many users feel CentOS should continue to offer both delivery models.

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