Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Jul 2014 21:23 UTC, submitted by Ari
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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[5]: And a terrible installer
by rklrkl on Thu 10th Jul 2014 13:57 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: And a terrible installer"
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I do think that the latest Anaconda installer is a bit of a pain in the backside, even ignoring its *bold* SHOUTY headings (why are all the headings in capitals and some even in bold and all capitals?).

Its weakest point by far is the very confusing partitioning section - mixed units (yes, K and GB can be on the same screen) is a complete disaster, it's not obvious how to use all the remaining space on a device for the final partition (answer: set an overlarge value for the size and it will truncate it) and if you've got existing OS'es/partitions on a device it's not obvious that you've got to select them one by one and add in mount points manually.

It's also a bit too easy to forget to config your networking in the installer (it's unconfigured by default and doesn't block or even warn about unconfigured networking) and then wonder why your installed CentOS 7 has no net connection when you first boot it. Yes, it's easy enough to turn it on via the NetworkManager icon, but there's very few OS'es now that don't at least have DHCP/networking active on first boot.

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