In 2021, the team behind CentOS announced they would be making significant changes to how the software is managed. CentOS as we know it would be ending and would no longer be maintained in its current fashion. The team would be rebranding the software as CentOS Stream. Currently, CentOS receives features after RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) has implemented them. RHEL, for those of you who don’t know, is the Enterprise version of CentOS and, therefore, a paid product. Historically, this meant CentOS only ever received new features and updates after RHEL. This made it a very attractive, free OS for end users and, especially businesses. It was considered to be extremely stable with well-tested updates and features.
- Friday, September 8, 2023