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CentOS Linux Version 7 Released On x86_64 125

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An anonymous reader writes "Today, CentOS project unveiled CentOS Linux 7 for 64 bit x86 compatible machines. CentOS conforms fully with Red Hat's redistribution policy and aims to have full functional compatibility with the upstream product released in last month. The new version includes systemd, firewalld, GRUB2, LXC, docker, xfs instead of ext4 filesystem by default. The Linux kernel updated to 3.10.0, support for Linux Containers, 3d graphics drivers out of the box, OpenJDK 7, support for 40G Ethernet cards, installations in UEFI secure Boot mode on compatible hardware and more. See the complete list of features here and here. You can grab this release by visiting the official mirror site or via torrents. On a related note there is also a CentOS Linux 7 installation screencast here."
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CentOS Linux Version 7 Released On x86_64

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  • Re:About time. (Score:5, Informative)

    by Sadsfae (242195) on Tuesday July 08, 2014 @06:16AM (#47405927)

    As of this posting it doesn't look like Scientific Linux has released an EL7 version yet.
    Given the announcement earlier this year about greater collaboration between Red Hat and CentOS communities you'll most likely see more up to date releases and errata from CentOS than Scientific Linux I would imagine:

    http://www.redhat.com/about/ne... [redhat.com]

  • 32bit ISOs = GONE (Score:5, Informative)

    by 00Monkey (264977) on Tuesday July 08, 2014 @06:51AM (#47406033) Homepage

    Just in case others weren't aware, there will no longer be 32 bit ISO images of RHEL or CentOS. So, you'll only have the option of 64 bit from this point forward. You can always install an older release, of course.

    Here's somewhat of an explanation from Red Hat: https://access.redhat.com/solutions/509373

    I'm curious how this will affect me. I've been doing a lot of CentOS based Asterisk systems. Last time I checked, Digium absolutely would not support the 64 bit version of their drivers and so it was recommended to use 32 bit if you want support. It could have changed by now, I'll have to look into it again.

  • 32bit ISOs = GONE (Score:5, Informative)

    by hughesjr (734512) on Tuesday July 08, 2014 @07:16AM (#47406093) Homepage
    That is only partially true .. RHEL 7 does not have an i386 version. However, CentOS does plan to have one as a secondary arch ... IF ... we can get it to build: http://lists.centos.org/piperm... [centos.org]
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 08, 2014 @08:09AM (#47406275)

    Unlike Ubuntu, that would cut and run and let people just wait 6 months for upstream updates if they were so inclined, Fedora is nearly a rolling release. Major functional changes upstream get pushed out to unsuspecting people. Fedora will push a kernel update and break your nVidia install. Sometimes, there is no functional nVidia driver for the kernel they push. Major UI overhauls of applications appear without asking. There of course is an audience for this experience that isn't quite rawhide but still pretty quick at getting new technology, but for a lot of people it is a hassle.

    Ubuntu has been becoming less about a reasonably competent packaging of the state of open source packages and more and more about their ever shifting agenda, inflicting the unity desktop, trying to inflict Mir, pushing Ubuntu one, then abandoning it, and putting ads in their desktop search. So increasingly Canonical is doing some offputting things.

    Finally, some people just don't care about the 'new' stuff that much and want to get their work done. Look at how long Windows XP has been prevalent, with a large portion of people having every opportunity to upgrade at no incremental cost (they buy a system bundled with a license) explicitly electing to stick with XP. They want the experience they are familiar with.

  • Re:About time. (Score:5, Informative)

    by Nighttime (231023) on Tuesday July 08, 2014 @09:08AM (#47406495) Homepage Journal

    And it doesn't look like there will be a true SL7:

    http://linux.web.cern.ch/linux... [web.cern.ch]

  • Re:Desktop Repos? (Score:4, Informative)

    by drunkahol (143049) on Tuesday July 08, 2014 @09:11AM (#47406515)

    Guess that's why we run Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 6 here.

    Looking to roll out RHEL Workstation 7 sometime Q4. Or tomorrow if some of the Admins/Devs get their way.

  • by hughesjr (734512) on Tuesday July 08, 2014 @09:26AM (#47406581) Homepage

    Dude, you must have taken your tin foil hat off .. I could see you for a second.

    All those /// are coming from screwed up mirror/spider software (you probably wrote it) that is does not properly pay attention to robos.txt and does not properly query the tree. We didn't see it in testing becuase we queried the tree correctly. We are working with gitblit (the open source software git.centos.org is hosted with), to get this bug fixed and we will be rolling it in soon now that we have CentOS-7 released:

    http://code.google.com/p/gitbl... [google.com]

    If you do a dig for the ipaddress and look at the location, git.centos.org is not hosted in a Red Hat datacenter.

    You also must not have seen the more than 500 mirrors wrldwide that host CentOS content:
    http://www.centos.org/download... [centos.org]

    So, other than every single point of your post being wrong, it was a very well and thought out piece of writing.

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