Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Jan 2014 00:30 UTC
Red Hat

With great excitement I'd like to announce that we are joining the Red Hat family. The CentOS Project is joining forces with Red Hat. Working as part of the Open Source and Standards team to foster rapid innovation beyond the platform into the next generation of emerging technologies. Working alongside the Fedora and RHEL ecosystems, we hope to further expand on the community offerings by providing a platform that is easily consumed, by other projects to promote their code while we maintain the established base.

Well, that's certainly a different tune from Red Hat. Welcome though!

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RE: Comment by stabbyjones
by Lunitik on Wed 8th Jan 2014 06:07 UTC in reply to "Comment by stabbyjones"
Lunitik
Member since:
2005-08-07

It means CentOS = LTS - support

RHEL = LTS + support

Fedora = releases between LTS

We can really thank Ubuntu for this.

Mark goes on making Linux better by accident.

Red Hat seems to understand the philosophical/psychological reasons for Ubuntu finally.

Now for a version of FedUp, CentUp anyone?

Technologically, Ubuntu has never been superior.

Edited 2014-01-08 06:16 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by stabbyjones
by Kochise on Wed 8th Jan 2014 08:12 in reply to "RE: Comment by stabbyjones"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Unity ? Mir ? *running away*

Kochise

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shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

You took the very words out of my mouth.

Unity and Canonicals 'we must have a finger in every pie' attitude is why a lot of former Ubuntu advocates have jumped ship to Mint, Debian or even CentOS.

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RE[3]: Comment by stabbyjones
by Lunitik on Wed 8th Jan 2014 10:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by stabbyjones"
Lunitik Member since:
2005-08-07

Mir isn't even a thing. The problem ended up being a little more complicated than they thought, and it's going to be more complicated when they figure out they need desktops too.

Unity is a buggy resource hog in its current rendition. It is really horrible to use, although unlike many I actually like the idea of a central place to search the many sites of interest - sort of a duckduckgo on my own system. The execution is just horrible though.

I think the many renditions of Gnome 3 really prove its versatility though. Looking at Deepin and realizing that is all the same technology as Fedora is amazing.

The best thing is Red Hat and friends are finally creating a unified modern system, the entire stack is being integrated to work together, and you can't really complain because it isn't being forced on you... thanks again Ubuntu!

It is exciting times in the Linux world.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

You can still pay for support for Cent, however you're getting the support from the CentOS group, not the RHEL group.

The biggest reason for RHEL support contracts, I've heard is their open source indemnification policy. Which is a fancy way of saying that if a patent troll sues you as a customer of RHEL for your use of RHEL, Red Hat will take the case for you, paying them off if its serious or taking it to court on your behalf.

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allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

... I've heard is their open source indemnification policy. Which is a fancy way of saying that if a patent troll sues you as a customer of RHEL for your use of RHEL,
Which can never happen.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Fedora being a bleeding edge distro that fed into RHEL predates Ubuntu's existence. I'm not sure what you're giving ubuntu credit for, exactly.

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allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

Fedora being a bleeding edge distro that fed into RHEL predates Ubuntu's existence. I'm not sure what you're giving ubuntu credit for, exactly.


I think he meant that Canonical releases Ubuntu for both enterprise and community/home users.

Same version. The difference with RedHat is that CentOS - minus RedHat branding, now that they acquired CentOS, I don't know if they are going to stuff CentOS with Powered by Redhat.
If you want support Call Redhat.


That is no longer should the community call CentOS group, but directly RedHat.

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allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

It means CentOS = LTS - support

RHEL = LTS + support

Fedora = releases between LTS

We can really thank Ubuntu for this.

Mark goes on making Linux better by accident.

I really don't believe in accidents when speaking about end products, unless you talk about car accidents on the road. It happened by design. If not, we can just hire a bunch of idiots and wait for them to accidentally make the product better.

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RE[2]: Comment by stabbyjones
by Finalzone on Thu 9th Jan 2014 19:33 in reply to "RE: Comment by stabbyjones"
Finalzone Member since:
2005-07-06

Long Term Support already existed before Canonical Ubuntu came in existence. For example, Fedora Legacy was that project supporting older version of Red Hat Linux and early Fedora Core release until its cease of operation due to the rise of CentOS itself derived from the first RHEL.

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