[CentOS] RHEL 7 Beta is now public

Wed Dec 18 00:19:50 UTC 2013
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 12/15/2013 10:29 AM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 2:18 AM, Alain Péan <alain.pean at lpn.cnrs.fr> wrote:
>>>> so stay on RHEL6/CentOS6 until this old hardware dies
>>>> where is the problem?
>>> Google Chrome, etc.
>>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux
>>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux#Life-cycle_dates
>>>> *who* is forcing you to RHEL7?
>>> Nobody wants old desktop apps.
>> In this case, use Fedora. Since the release of windows 8 and 2012 (and
>> even before) and UEFI, all new hardware are 64 bit capable, and even ARM
>> will release a 64 bit version. Remember that in RHEL, 'E' is for
>> Enterprise (and in CentOS, 'ent' means the same). That is, stability and
>> maintennace on the long term are more important than recent desktop apps.
> In the environments where LTSP is used (schools, etc.) there would
> typically be a reasonably current server where you want stability and
> low maintenance and it PXE-boots  the clients (thus no
> maintenance...).  There is also typically not a systems expert on site
> since one of the reasons to use it in education is to keep costs down.
> Keeping Fedora running would be i nightmare.  Ubuntu might be
> tolerable, though.  Or perhaps it can be altered to boot a different
> system on the clients like DRBL.
Well, then convince Red Hat to build it :D

IF (and only if) it works to build i686, we (CentOS) might try to do
it.  However, it will not initially be a priority.

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