[CentOS] RHEL 7 Beta is now public

Thu Dec 12 13:18:02 UTC 2013
Marko Vojinovic <vvmarko at gmail.com>

On Fri, 13 Dec 2013 01:19:26 +1300
Peter <peter at pajamian.dhs.org> wrote:
> Right, but core should be just the bare minimum.  NetworkManager is
> certainly not required to configure your network, in fact el7 runs
> just fine without it.  Just set your ifcfg-eth0 scripts, etc, and
> you're good to go.

By the same logic you could argue that a text editor is not required
for a bare minimum --- namely, you can always use cat and echo from the
command line to "edit" the config files.

The point of the text editor in a minimal installation is to make life
easier for a sysadmin. The point of NetworkManager is the same --- it
is included so that you don't have to "just set your ifcfg-eth0

HTH, :-)