Check the status of CVEs. Learn More.
Keeping your systems up 100% of the time requires live patching. Our solutions will align strongly with your risk, compliance, and operational uptime requirements.
TuxCare is trusted by the most innovative companies across the globe.
Learn about TuxCare's modern approach to reducing cybersecurity risk with Blogs, White Papers, and more.
Continually increasing Cybersecurity, stability, and availability of Linux servers and open source software since 2009.
TuxCare provides live security patching for numerous industries. Learn how TuxCare is minimizing risk for companies around the world.
2x a month. No spam.
December 10, 2020 - TuxCare expert team
CentOS is a fork of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and undoubtedly a popular choice to deploy on production servers because of its rock-solid stability and compatibility. But, now with CentOS Stream, Red Hat just killed CentOS as we know it. And as expected, people started to fork Red Hat to give a viable community-based alternative to RHEL.
As we already maintain CloudLinux OS, we plan to release a free, open-sourced, community-driven, 1:1 binary compatible fork of RHEL® 8 (and future releases) in the Q1 of 2021. We will create a separate, totally free operating system (OS) that is fully binary compatible with RHEL® 8 (and future versions). We will sponsor the development & maintenance of such OS and work on establishing a community around this OS, with the governing board from members of the community.
Based on the research conducted on CloudLinux website with 1,500 Linux enthusiasts, most of the current CentOS® users (61.5%) are going to wait for another RHEL® fork to be released instead of migrating to Ubuntu, Debian, OpenSUSE or other free or paid operating systems.
It is obvious that another viable enterprise-grade community-based alternative to RHEL® is required, as migration to the Debian-based or any other non-RedHat® OS will create the additional workload, downtime for the business of any size.
Therefore, CloudLinux Inc., announces the plan to release a free, open-sourced, community-driven, 1:1 binary compatible fork of RHEL® 8 (and future releases) in the Q1 of 2021. CloudLinux will create a separate, totally free operating system (OS) that is fully binary compatible with RHEL® 8 (and future versions) & will sponsor its development & maintenance.
We plan to make all the build and test software free, open-sourced & easy to set up, so if we ever go in the wrong direction – the community can just pick up where we left off.
If you are running CentOS 8 – we will release an OS very similar to CentOS 8 based on RHEL 8 stable. We will provide stable and well-tested updates until 2029 for free. You will be able to convert from CentOS 8 at any moment by running a single command that switches repositories & keys.
Learn About Live Patching with TuxCare
End-of-life software is just a fact of our fast-paced technology...
Look, everyone knows that it’s a tough act. Thousands of...
The public sector, including state and federal agencies, are at...
If your organization deploys IoT solutions, you know that development...
We continue to look at the code issues that cause...
Catastrophic risks such as natural disasters and indeed cyberattacks require...