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: desktop?
by evert on Tue 8th Jul 2014 22:56 UTC in reply to "desktop?"
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Member since:
2005-07-06

That is true, and if you have just basic needs and want stability, than yes.

But soon you might find yourself in the situation that you will add custom repositories because you just want some application or newer version or feature...

So yes, if you are sure about your future needs, and if you need stability, go for it. Otherwise, Arch / Mint / Ubuntu / Fedora / Mageia are just better choices.

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RE[2]: desktop?
by shotsman on Wed 9th Jul 2014 05:55 in reply to "RE: desktop?"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

Ubuntu, Fedora etc are better than CentOS?
Really?
Ubuntu seems to change according to the whims of Canonical. Mint wouldn't be where it is today if it wasn't.
Fedora, and I am a fan of the distro is not for the timid or newbie. It is unashamedly a bleeding edge distro. As such it is sometimes very fragile.

CentOS is my distro of choice these days. Stable and does the job I want it to. Yes, I use it on the desktop as well as servers and in VM's. Sure the new Anaconda can throw a few people but honestly, how much of the life of a linux system is 'Installation'?
(Unless you are a Journalist that is...)

Also, you get the updates that RH make to RHEL 5,6 and now 7. 10 years of updates should be enough for anyone in most circumstances.

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RE[3]: desktop?
by allanregistos on Wed 9th Jul 2014 08:52 in reply to "RE[2]: desktop?"
allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

Me, I am going for a Centos 7 workstation/desktop. Had to select if KDE or GNOME, GNOME to be fair with them is now better looking except from the gray button.

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