Free Linux distribution tailored for business use – CentOS 8 Stream tested

Red Hat acquired the community-based CentOS a few years ago. The intention was to provide a free alternative to the company’s Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The wiser know that both distributions have been compiled from the same source code. Many already believed at the time that sooner or later the carpet would be pulled underneath for the benefit of Red Hat’s paying customers – and they were right.

Red Hat recently announced that it will focus on the constantly updated CentOS 8 Stream instead of CentOS and allocate resources to its development work. The noble-sounding revelation, however, contained a ulterior motive that many had come to expect. The 10-year support time promise promised to CentOS 8 was allowed to fly out the window, and users were made beta testers for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The price of expression, I guess.

But now that we’ve embarked on the path of “beta testing,” let’s test whether CentOS 8 Stream is anywhere.

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