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[2]: Scientific Linux 7
by evert on Tue 8th Jul 2014 22:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Scientific Linux 7"
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No, they rejected the SIG idea (and indeed did give it very serious consideration). There are pros and cons. They want the independence and a few tweaks for large computing farms. Maybe a SIG could work too, sure, it probably comes down to control and trust.

SL will be installed on *many* servers for serious computing work at Fermilab and CERN, so they cannot take (political) risks. The (tiny) risk being that CentOS will be more targeted to small server installations / testing.

For me, I just like the name and the artwork better ;-)

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