[CentOS] Are linux distros redundant?

Wed Apr 24 17:39:56 UTC 2019
mark <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Simon Matter via CentOS wrote:
>> Andrew Holway wrote:
>>> I just realised that I haven't touched a centos/redhat machine in
>>> more than a couple of years. Everything I do now is Kubernetes based
>>> or using cloud services (or k8s cloud services).
>>> What about it listeroons? Is your fleet of centos boxes ever
>>> expanding or are you just taking care of a single java 6 jboss
>>> application that takes care of the companies widget stocks?
>>> How are your jobs changing?
>> Nope. Well... actually, my manager's talking about Ubuntu or maybe even
>>  FreeBSD. He's *extremely* upset with RH being so slow - 8 should have
>> been out for some time, for one, and a lot of 7, even with SCL, is far
>> behind, and our researchers want newer software.
> 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.

Btw, right now, we've just built a new server as Ubuntu, because my
manager wants to use it to test zfs, including its ability to a) act as a
RAID, directly, without an underlying RAID, and b) encrypt the whole thing