[CentOS] RHEL 7 Beta is now public

Sun Dec 15 00:01:09 UTC 2013
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 4:34 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net> wrote:
> Am 14.12.2013 23:30, schrieb Les Mikesell:
>> On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 3:35 PM, SilverTip257 <silvertip257 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> In a way it's a shame...
>>> At the same time I can see why RH is going x86_64 only ... much hardware in
>>> data centers is 64bit capable and running 64bit OSes.
>> This will probably be painful for people using LTSP to boot older thin
>> clients even if they have a hefty server
> how should it be painful for anybody?
> * physical machine: use RHEL5/6, it is still supported
> * server: user virtualization for a RHEL5/6 guest

LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project) isn't virtualization, it is
network booting an assortment of desktops that can act as thin clients
to your hefty server or run local apps over an NFS mount from the
server.    While there are ways to boot a different kernel on the
clients, LTSP wants to boot the same one the server uses.    And it is
used in classrooms, etc.

> in 2013/2014 there is no valid need for support 32bit
> on a recent operating system while mosts users kicked
> this legacy hardware 5-6 years ago for many reasons

Sure if you buy a new server today you'd get 64 bit.  But seriously,
how many things do you do on you desktop that you couldn't do back
when everything was 32 bit?   And what can't you do with a 32bit X
session running remote apps from a 64-bit server?   So there is no
reason to replace those boxes and either lagging behind in software or
switching to a more accommodating Linux distribution will be painful.

   Les Mikesell
      lesmikesell at gmail.com