CloudLinux Commits Over 1 Million Dollars to CentOS Replacement

Dec 21, 2020

An open source, drop-in replacement for CentOS is on its way.

Whether you use CentOS for your servers or your desktop, the embroiled Linux distribution has recently found itself in a state of tumulte. You're probably wondering where to go now?

If you're not in the know, Red Hat has decided to end CentOS as it stands, in favor of the rolling release, CentOS Stream. This decision has placed a large number of the Linux community in fit of pique, looking for a new distribution to handle what CentOS handled with agility, security, and reliability.

That's where CloudLinux comes in. On December 15, 2020, the company whose goal is to increase the security, stability, and availability of Linux servers announced it was sponsoring Project Lenix, which will create a 1:1 binary compatible fork of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (starting with v8 and moving forward).

CloudLinux has, for 10 years, been building a hardened version of CentOS Linux for data centers and hosting companies, so they certainly have the knowledge and skills to pull this off.

The reason behind the move? First off, CloudLinux has the infrastructure, software, experience, and staff to easily pull it off. Second, CloudLinux assumes this move will put them on the map, so businesses will finally discover their rebootless update software and Extended Lifecycle Support offering.

The first release of Project Lenix will arrive Q1, 2021.

Read more about Project Linux in the CloudLinux official blog announcement.

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