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 SeeM on Wed 9th Jul 2014 18:43 UTC in reply to "desktop?"
SeeM
Member since:
2011-09-10

Is centos7 a good choice for a desktop?

I suppose these days yo no longer need cutting edge distros to ensure basic things like wifi and video replay works?


Sooner or later Chrome, Steam, or xyz will just say no without new libs.

And prepare for rebuilding tons of packages from Fedora 19/20 in near future. It doesn't hurt, but takes a lot of time and you end with gazillion devels installed. Unless you will rebuild them on virtual machine and create your own yum repo there.

Also choose hardware very carefully, you will see new drivers rather sporadically.

Want more? ;)

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RE[2]: desktop?
by richarson on Thu 10th Jul 2014 00:37 in reply to "RE: desktop?"
richarson Member since:
2014-05-24

"Is centos7 a good choice for a desktop?

I suppose these days yo no longer need cutting edge distros to ensure basic things like wifi and video replay works?


Sooner or later Chrome, Steam, or xyz will just say no without new libs.
"

True, it already happend with CentOS 6 AFAIK, and with Ubuntu 10.04.

And prepare for rebuilding tons of packages from Fedora 19/20 in near future. It doesn't hurt, but takes a lot of time and you end with gazillion devels installed. Unless you will rebuild them on virtual machine and create your own yum repo there.


Why would you? Unless you can't find those packages in EPEL (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL) or some other 3rd party repo I don't see the need to recompile software from Fedora (which is basically what EPEL does).

Also choose hardware very carefully, you will see new drivers rather sporadically.

Want more? ;)


New drivers go in roughly every 6 months with the point releases, for the first few years. After that it's just bug fixes mostly.

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RE[3]: desktop?
by SeeM on Thu 10th Jul 2014 05:19 in reply to "RE[2]: desktop?"
SeeM Member since:
2011-09-10

"And prepare for rebuilding tons of packages from Fedora 19/20 in near future. It doesn't hurt, but takes a lot of time and you end with gazillion devels installed. Unless you will rebuild them on virtual machine and create your own yum repo there.


Why would you? Unless you can't find those packages in EPEL (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL) or some other 3rd party repo I don't see the need to recompile software from Fedora (which is basically what EPEL does).
"

EPEL doesn't have everything. Python-visual and avidemux are just two examples of dependency hell you'll have on CentOS.

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