Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2011 16:21 UTC, submitted by Elv13
Red Hat "We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-6.0 for i386 and x86_64 Architectures. CentOS-6.0 is based on the upstream release EL 6.0 and includes packages from all variants. All upstream repositories have been combined into one, to make it easier for end users to work with. There are some important changes to this release compared with the previous versions of CentOS and we highly recommend reading this announcement along with the Release Notes."
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RE: stay clear?
by TechGeek on Mon 11th Jul 2011 20:42 UTC in reply to "stay clear?"
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Well the problem is that it isn't community driven. Its like 3 guys doing it whenever they feel like it. And they will tell you if you don't like it, tough crap. Fedora is community driven and they manage to put out a distro every 6 months. True they get a lot of support from Red Hat, but still. CentOS is used widely by ISP's while SL is used around the world. There are resources to make the whole process much faster and smoother if enlisted. The new project (wish I could remember the name of it) aims for 100% binary compatibility but with complete transparency in the process. Transparency is 90% of the complaints against the CentOS project.

Personally a lot of this would just go away if Red Hat started a license program for non-profits/academia and open source projects. Maybe its not worth their effort, but a lot of effort is spent creating clones so that must mean there is a need. Maybe something done like the Fedora project. A community based version of their enterprise OS could be a good thing for them.

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