Welcome Rocky Linux
When RedHat announced the end of CentOS Linux, many users were rather worried. Luckily, 2 replacements were soon announced – and both from highly respected sources. The first, AlmaLinux by CloudLinux, has been live on our mirror for a while. The second, Rocky Linux, has now joined it.
Rocky Linux is a product of a team led by original CentOS founder Gregory Kurtzer and is named after his late co-founder Rocky McGaugh.
There are currently 114 active mirrors around the world supporting the distribution. 5 of these are in the UK, so updates should be nice and fast for all British users.
With only 4 months until CentOS 8 becomes EOL – time is of the essence to make the switch to an alternative. It’s already compatible with the popular EPEL and Remi repos. Whilst supported by a number of big corporations, it’s not controlled by any. With a conversion script available for Rocky Linux, will it be your new OS of choice?
If you have any further queries, the Rocky team produced an in-depth Q&A earlier this year:
Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below.