[svlug] (forw) Linux at Work

Michael Eager eager at eagercon.com
Thu Jan 29 09:42:12 PST 2015

On 01/29/15 00:06, Rick Moen wrote:

> In short, no.  These are not three versions of the same thing (with 7.0
> being the flavour du jour).  These are three different development
> branches.  Both Red Hat itself, and the many enterprise customers who
> rely on either RHEL or its unbranded recompile CentOS, relies on
> long-lived branches that have proven stability.  Which means that
> there's a huge amount of RHEL5 out there (the unbranded equivalent being
> CentOS 5) and probably a more huge and growing amount of RHEL6 (CentOS
> 6).

I'm building applications on a development VM running CentOS 4 for a
client because that seems to be the least common denominator for the odd
collection of SuSE, Ubuntu, RHEL, and other distros they are running
in house.  Other clients have a CentOS 5 VM and newer clients have a
CentOS 6 VMs.

As Rick says, CentOS is stable and long-lived.  CentOS 5 will receive
updates until 2017, CentOS 6 until 2020.

Michael Eager	 eager at eagercon.com
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