CentOS Death in 2021

Heriberto Torrado htorrado at networkdreams.net
Sun Dec 13 14:27:49 EST 2020

Hi Sean,

I've been using LiveCode on Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 for years (Servers 
and Desktops) and it worked fine.  A years ago we migrated everything to 
CentOS / RedHat and Fedora (development machines and servers).  However, 
we are going to migrate everything  to Debian.
Debian is very stable and offers the same user experience on Laptops, 
Workstations and Servers.

Ubuntu is a good system, but after the drift from CentOS with IBM I 
don't want to put the heart of our systems in the hands of any big company.
What would happen if tomorrow Ubuntu is acquired by Microsoft and they 
decide to charge money for it? That's not the case with Debian: Debian 
is completely independent and rock solid.

I live between Madrid and New York and in both cities there are good 
professional companies who offer commercial technical support for 
Debian, so you don't need any big and greedy corps getting their hands 
on your IT systems.


On 12/13/20 12:40 PM, Sean Cole (Pi) via use-livecode wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just heard the news that RedHat is going to be dropping support for
> CentOS. With my recent issues with PDF Printing in CentOS, I was already
> looking to perhaps try out CentOS8 or another Dist. but now we have this
> news I'm thinking of going to Ubuntu.
> The release notes for LC says it supports Ubuntu 16.04, which is cool. But
> I notice my server host says they have 16.04, 18.04, 20.04 and 20.10. Is
> anyone out there running LC on one of these later builds of Ubuntu? I'd
> like to hear your thoughts. Or maybe I should be looking at Fedora.
> All the very best
> Sean Cole
> *Pi Digital *
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