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 > > _______________________________________________ CentOS mailing list CentOS at centos.org https://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos Harriscomputer Leroy Tennison Network Information/Cyber Security Specialist E: leroy at datavoiceint.com [cid:Data-Voice-International-LOGO_aa3d1c6e-5cfb-451f-ba2c-af8059e69609.PNG] 2220 Bush Dr McKinney, Texas 75070 www.datavoiceint.com<http://www..com> This message has been sent on behalf of a company that is part of the Harris Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc. These companies are listed here<http://subscribe.harriscomputer.com/>. If you prefer not to be contacted by Harris Operating Group please notify us<http://subscribe.harriscomputer.com/>. This message is intended exclusively for the individual or entity to which it is addressed. This communication may contain information that is proprietary, privileged or confidential or otherwise legally exempt from disclosure. If you are not the named addressee, you are not authorized to read, print, retain, copy or disseminate this message or any part of it. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately by e-mail and delete all copies of the message.