[CentOS] Are linux distros redundant?

Wed Apr 24 17:33:56 UTC 2019
Leroy Tennison <leroy at datavoiceint.com>

Another point is that Ubuntu is not just a Fedora alternative, they have a long-term support option known as LTS - all the even numbered releases: 14.04 (at EOL), 16.04, 18.04 (latest).  I have heard that for 18.04 forward, they are going to a 10-year support model.  For a Fedora alternative the odd-numbered releases should be used.

From: CentOS <centos-bounces at centos.org> on behalf of Andrew Holway <andrew.holway at gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:08:14 PM
To: Simon Matter; centos
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [CentOS] Are linux distros redundant?

> Maybe you should try to explain to your manager why RHEL/CentOS exist and
> why it's widely used in the corporate world. If he talks about Ubuntu then
> you could explain to him what Fedora is any why and how it differs from
> RHEL/CentOS.

I'm not really sure that the reasons for Rhel really exist anymore. The oft
quoted Library stabilty is more of a hindrance than a help in modern
development environments with well operating CI.

When the dinosaur IBM bought RH it was clear that it had become a fossil.

Of course there is still legacy applications that need that but I see a
definite shift away from OS dependant monoliths even in the more
traditional enterprises

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