Rich Freeman via plug on 12 Dec 2020 10:44:20 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] CentOS

On Sat, Dec 12, 2020 at 12:30 PM Charlie Li via plug
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> More so, institutions often times have decision makers who are not the
> most technically inclined; they would be far more comfortable with
> something that has at least an illusion of paid/enterprise support, even
> if technically inferior or that their choice will bite them later.
> CentOS has that illusion going for them (because RHEL exists).

Yeah, I think the whole selling-point of CentOS was that it was
near-identical to RHEL but free.  That makes it great as a
test/development platform, or for production for cheapskates.  In
theory binaries that run on one would run on the other, and so on.

I still haven't read up on the gory details of the change - I never
used CentOS or RHEL myself.  However, I can see the appeal of that
sort of LTS platform for enterprise solutions, especially in more
traditional IT organizations.

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