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.

Thread beginning with comment 592027
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: And a terrible installer
by jasutton on Tue 8th Jul 2014 23:42 UTC in reply to "RE: And a terrible installer"
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).

Reply Parent Score: 3

Finalzone Member since:
2005-07-06

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).

Care to cite the missing features?
This is a case of being used to the old installation method and fear of leaving own confort zone. The hub layout shows the ease of access. As for the slowness, how that happens and what specification is used?

I have no problem installing Fedora 20 which the existing partition including the preserved home directory once I figured out how it works. It is different given its advanced functionality compared to generic installer found on either Ubuntu or its variant Linux Mint.

For those looking at Anaconda installer, here is a good tour provided by ZDNET: http://www.zdnet.com/fedora-20s-anaconda-installer-hands-on-7000024...

Reply Parent Score: 2

TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

Anaconda sucks ass in its latest iteration. I swear that the Gnome devs got hold of it and decided to remake it in Gnome's image. Here is just some of what is missing:

No software raid tools

No add on repos

the list of software groups is incomplete

No specific package adding/deletion

One big one that I miss is being able to do a virt host install. Virtualization is not in the group list.

When I mentioned these missing features, I was first told that I was doing it wrong, and then told I needed to use a kickstart file to build. Why in the hell do I need to set up kickstart installs if I am building a one off? I know they say that less is more, but usually less is, well, less.

Reply Parent Score: 3