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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Scientific Linux 7
by evert on Tue 8th Jul 2014 21:42 UTC
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Scientific Linux 7 alpha is also released. It does not depend on the Red Hat infrastructure, although it uses RHEL as upstream, so it is more independent than CentOS.

http://listserv.fnal.gov/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind1407&L=scientific-lin...

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RE: Scientific Linux 7
by rklrkl on Tue 8th Jul 2014 22:04 in reply to "Scientific Linux 7"
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2005-07-06

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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RE[2]: Scientific Linux 7
by evert on Tue 8th Jul 2014 22:14 in reply to "RE: Scientific Linux 7"
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2005-07-06

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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RE[2]: Scientific Linux 7
by SeeM on Wed 9th Jul 2014 15:50 in reply to "RE: 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!).


Sometimes I need RH clone fast. Scientific Linux helped a lot with their 6.0 release. Additionally I like Scientific repos with security and fastbugs updates, while CentOS has all on one bag.

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