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Get Ready to Upgrade to RedHat Enterprise Linux 9

Tags: , , , Date/Time: May 14, 2022 @ 12:31 am, by raindog308

RedHat Linux 9 will soon be here.  It was announced this week at Red Hat Summit and will be the first major release post-IBM acquisition. Presumably Alma and Rocky releases will soon follow.  As a reminder, you can run RHEL on 16 development servers for free. RHEL 9 will be based on Fedora 34, so […]

RHEL 9 Goes Beta

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: November 6, 2021 @ 4:46 pm, by raindog308

Now that (hopefully?) the CentOS Stream debacle and the subsequent rise of Alma and Rocky Linux is behind us, there’s news from RedHat that RHEL 9 has gone beta.  Is this the love child that will finally heal the warring RPM tribes? No, but what you’re looking at here is the future Alma and Rocky […]

AlmaLinux Announces ELevate Project: Migrate/Upgrade Between Any RHEL-based Distro!

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: October 20, 2021 @ 5:26 pm, by raindog308

AlmaLinux announced today the ELevate Project, which is their initiative to allow users to upgrade or migrate between any RHEL- based distro.  Using this technology, currently you can easily move between CentOS 7.x and any of these distros: AlmaLinux 8.x CentOS Stream 8 Oracle Linux 8.x Rocky Linux 8.x “Until today, it simply wasn’t possible […]

Meme Monday: We’re IBM

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: May 17, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

  We covered the recent jarring changes with the CentOS Project. You might also enjoy Our article on rpm-land alternatives A poll we did on your CentOS plans (results) Our interview with Igor Seletskiy, whose company CloudLinux has released Alma Linux  

LowEndBoxTV: CentOS…What Happened?!?

Tags: , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: May 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm, by raindog308

CentOS, RIP…long live CentOS Stream?!? What hath IBM wrought? In this video, we break down the CentOS drama. As you can tell from the thumbnail…it isn’t pretty!  You could answer the question in one word: IBM.  But the roots of what happened pre-date IBM’s involvement. We also mention Alma Linux and Rocky Linux. Related LowEndBox […]

LowEndBoxTV: Ranking the VPS Operating System Choices into Tiers!

Which Linux distros and operating systems we use on our cheap VPSes are Legend, which are Hipster Only, and which are Get Outta Here? We sort Alma, Alpine, Arch, CentOS (classic and stream), Debian, Fedora, FreeBSD, Gentoo, NetBSD, Oracle Linux, OpenBSD, Red Flag Linux, RedHat, Slackware, SuSE, and Ubuntu into categories. Is it scientific?  No. […]

Community News: AlmaLinux OS Now Available on RackNerd’s Platform!

To continue LowEndBox’s new “interesting news” series, we recently received a new submission from Dustin B. Cisneros over at RackNerd to let everybody know that AlmaLinux is now officially available as an OS template on their platform! RackNerd has been featured here within the LowEndBox/LowEndTalk community many times. RackNerd is a resident host on LowEndBox […]

Poll: What are Your CentOS Plans?

Tags: , , , Date/Time: March 10, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

As we reported last December, CentOS is changing.  Instead of being downstream of RHEL (and seeking to be a free RHEL clone), it is now moving upstream of RHEL and will be a development playground for RHEL.  That radically changes its nature. So what are your plans regarding CentOS?  Please let us know in the poll […]

CentOS, RHEL, and Alma: The Plot Thickens!

Tags: , , Date/Time: January 21, 2021 @ 10:27 am, by raindog308

IBM recently announced that CentOS was no longer going to be CentOS.  As we discussed previously, CentOS used to be downstream of RedHat Enterprise Linux and was a nearly 1:1 clone.  Now it’s moving upstream and will be a place for development and experimentation, which is a radical departure from its previous usage. In the past […]

CentOS, RIP…Long Live CentOS Stream?!?

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: December 14, 2020 @ 8:06 pm, by raindog308

The CentOS project recently announced that CentOS is radically changing. Does this mean the end of the road for CentOS as we know it? RIP CentOS perhaps? Let’s talk about what’s new with this Linux distro. What is CentOS? CentOS – “Community Enterprise OS” – is a downstream version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). […]