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CentOS rev's to version 5.4, tries on KVM

Oct 23, 2009, 20:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

"We last checked in with CentOS in late July, reporting on the brouhaha that culminated when team members threatened founder Lance Davis with a project fork unless he became more active in the project and accounted for fund contributions. Shortly thereafter, the project announced that after a meeting with Davis, the majority of issues were resolved, and a working agreement was reached with deadlines for remaining unresolved issues. The CentOS project "is now in control of the CentOS.org and CentOS.info domains and owns all trademarks, materials, and artwork in the CentOS distributions," says the project. In other words, show's over, folks, go on home.

"Meanwhile, the project continues about its usual business of updating what is arguably the most popular Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) clone. (Fedora, which recently upgraded to Fedora 12 would not really qualify, as RHEL is based more on Fedora than vice versa.) CentOS is targeted at those who need enterprise-class operating system stability without the cost of certification and support involved with RHEL, with which it claims 100 percent compatibility."

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