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CentOS is a fork of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and undoubtedly a popular choice to deploy on production servers because of its rock solid stability and compatibility. But, now with CentOS Stream, Red Hat just killed CentOS as we know it. And as expected, people started to fork Red Hat to give a viable community based alternative to RHEL.Should CentOS be an upstream for Red Hat Enterprise Linux?
No one wanted CentOS to be an upstream for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and with the news of Rocky Linux by the creator of CentOS Linux, the community could witness something bigger. Hopefully, Rocky Linux won’t end up being acquired by another big organization and fall for “ Embrace, Extend, Extinguish ” trap.Is rocky Linux the perfect replacement for CentOS 7/8?
In that case, Rocky Linux could be the perfect replacement for CentOS Linux 7/8 users after the support ends, if things go right. Things are already in motion and a team has been formed to work on it. Rocky Linux is not a name out of the blue but derived from CentOS’s original co-founder Rocky McGaugh.Is there an alternative to CentOS?
AlmaLinux, the CentOS Linux replacement, beta is out AlmaLinux, the open-source enterprise-level Linux distribution created as an alternative to CentOS, has been released in beta with most Red Hat Enterprise Linux packages