Rocky Linux, The Rightful Successor to CentOS

Rocky Linux

CentOS born from nothing and was everything for some businesses but Red Hat deposed him from the kingdom. I have published a post about CentOS Replacement Candidates and Rocky Linux was one of candidates. Rocky Linux was under development by Rocky community and release candidate version of Rocky Linux was released on April 30, 2021.

What’s Rocky Linux?

Rocky Linux is still under development but it will downstream of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and using RHEL source codes. A release candidate version of Rocky Linux was released on April 30, 2021.

Don’t use RC in production but you can test it.

Rocky Linux is a community enterprise operating system designed to be 100% bug-for-bug compatible with America’s top enterprise Linux distribution now that its downstream partner has shifted direction. It is under intensive development by the community. Rocky Linux is led by Gregory Kurtzer, founder of the CentOS project. Release Candidate 1 is now available for testing. Contributors are asked to reach out using the communication options offered on this site.

Rocky Linux aims to function as a downstream build as CentOS had done previously, building releases after they have been added by the upstream vendor, not before.

When Stable Version Will Come?

You can follow my blog posts or follow Rocky Linux website or social accounts to find latest news:

Rocky Linux on Twitter

Rocky Linux on Reddit

Rocky Linux Official Website