Can I get a RHEL yeah? Version 8 arrives at last as IBM given go-ahead to wolf down Red Hat

Red Hat was one of the first distros I used. I’m quite fond of it.

Wow, I can’t remember the last time I tried Red Hat.

Giving it a go now in a VM to see what I’m missing :slight_smile:

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Yeah, Red Hat 9 was the last version I ran. After that RH became pay per view with their enterprise versions. I liked the early Anaconda installer.

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At the moment I am having fun with Arch Linux and the Plasma desktop on one of my units. I’ll run it until it breaks. Haha. :slight_smile:

Red Hat is nice enough, I guess. Would be perfect for the pointy-haired boss that needs to pay for software and support.

Don’t know what the advantage over Ubuntu would be for the average Joe.

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Yup. The default desktop for RH 8 is now Gnome which is a bit sluggish in my opinion. This is Arch with KDE-plasma. It boots up using about 380 MB RAM which is not too shabby at all.

Maybe I’ll try arch in a VM too… :slight_smile:

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Downloading the RHEL 8.0 ISO. Will run it in a VM in a bit. Awesome. :slight_smile:

RHEL 8.0 is a very solid OS. The only thing holding me back is the cost. I don’t feel comfortable shelling out $49.00 US for a subscription to access security updates. I do financially support other open source projects (Slackware, OpenBSD). I may run CentOS 8 when it’s released.

CentOS 8 Rough Status Page

CentOS 8.0 is out. :slight_smile:

Downloaded the 6.6 GB CentOS ISO and copied it to a USB stick with dd. The Gnome default desktop environment is nice, but, very heavy. Gnome uses 1.2 GB of RAM on start-up. I’m going back to Debian 10.1.