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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And a terrible installer
by jasutton on Tue 8th Jul 2014 22:06 UTC
jasutton
Member since:
2006-03-28

And just like RHEL 7 (and recent Fedora releases), it has the worst installer known to man. Seriously, who actually enjoys using the RHEL7/Fedora20 installer?

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RE: And a terrible installer
by Drumhellar on Tue 8th Jul 2014 23:05 in reply to "And a terrible installer"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

The installer is the absolute least important part of an operating system.

And the CentOS/Fedora installer isn't that bad. Solaris is much worse.

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RE[2]: And a terrible installer
by evert on Tue 8th Jul 2014 23:09 in reply to "RE: And a terrible installer"
evert Member since:
2005-07-06

I disagree. Right now installing SL7 alpha, with that dreaded installer... The installer for Solaris 11.2 (beta) served me way better. YMMV.

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jasutton Member since:
2006-03-28

Disagree. The new Anaconda is slow, unresponsive, unintuitive, and lacking in features. For example, try installing Fedora 20 on a system with an existing partition layout without formatting the root filesystem. If you can figure out how to tell the installer that's what you want, it'll helpfully refuse to let you do it with no real reason (except that the installer is specifically designed not to let you).

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jessesmith Member since:
2010-03-11

How is the sysetm installer the least important piece of the operating system? If the system does not install properly, then the entire operating system is useless. Apart from the kernel, the installer is one of the most vital parts of the operating system and it needs to work properly. The fact that Red Hat so badly mangled their installer does not give me confidence RHEL 7 (and its clones) will be worth using.

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