[CentOS] Ruby on Cent OS 8

Mon Nov 15 14:31:12 UTC 2021
Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com>

On Mon, 15 Nov 2021 at 09:18, Nikolaos Milas <nmilas at noa.gr> wrote:
> Another option is to migrate to an RHEL 8 -compatible OS, like Rocky
> Linux, AlmaLinux, Oracle Linux, Springdale Linux.
> (I remind that CentOS Stream is no more a RHEL 8 twin.)
> I have already migrated successfully all my CentOS 8 boxes to Rocky. (I
> am informed that in Academic Institutions in Greece -at least-, SysAdmin
> teams have also selected Rocky to migrate from CentOS 8.)
> Rocky seems to be gaining momentum as the main CentOS 8 successor.

Going off of EPEL8 client use meters, it is still a fair tie between
Rocky usage and Alma usage.

Date | OS Name | Number of systems longer than 2 weeks old (so
probably not CI/Containers)
2021-11-01 | Red Hat Enterprise Linux | 119625
2021-11-01 | CentOS Linux | 461424
2021-11-01 | CentOS Stream | 56902
2021-11-01 | Oracle Linux | 20683
2021-11-01 | AlmaLinux | 25880
2021-11-01 | Rocky | 28167

The Rocky and Alma numbers trade places a couple of times over the
weeks so I won't say either one is the successor. Instead as you said
each one has a regional selection where certain groups of people flock
to the same choice via word of mouth.  The number of Alma

It will be interesting to see how the CentOS Linux 8 number change.
Since the announcement of EOL of CentOS 8 a year ago, they have gone
up steadily from 200k to 460k. I am expecting that even after the EOL,
they will continue to go up in the same way that CentOS-6 went up
after it was EOL.

> You may check earlier threads in this mailing list for more info.
> Cheers,
> Nick
> On 8/11/2021 5:06 μ.μ., Josh Boyer wrote:
> > However, CentOS Linux 8 will be going EOL on December 31, 2021.  Users
> > are strongly encouraged to migrate to CentOS Stream 8.
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Stephen J Smoogen.
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