Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Jul 2014 21:23 UTC, submitted by Ari
Red Hat

The CentOS Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS 7 for x86_64, including images for docker, and various cloud providers. There are many fundamental changes in this release, compared to previous releases of CentOS. Notably the inclusion of systemd, Gnome3, and a default filesystem of XFS. For more information about what makes CentOS 7 stand out, please see our release notes.

CentOS 6 can be upgraded to 7, but that functionality is still being tested.

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RE: Scientific Linux 7
by rklrkl on Tue 8th Jul 2014 22:04 UTC in reply to "Scientific Linux 7"
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I've personally never understood why we need more than one free clone of RHEL myself (ignoring that Oracle have a paid clone of it too!). CentOS 7 debuts new SIGs (similar to Fedora Spins) which points the way for those who want to produce a customised version of CentOS whilst benefiting from the CentOS infrastructure.

It makes me wonder if Scientific Linux might consider becoming a CentOS SIG in the future, since it's effectively a third-party SIG really (changed artwork/branding, customised set of packages included - all exactly what SIGs do).

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