Episode 3:16: The Cent of a Distro
February 13th, 2023
1 hr 15 mins 54 secs
About this Episode
Coming up in this episode
- Just CentOS
316 Audio Timestamps
0:00 Cold Open
1:48 With a Little Help From Our Friends
9:42 CentOS History, 90's - 1996
11:46 96 - 2000
14:01 2000 - 2003
20:29 The Clone Wars
24:47 2004 - 2014
30:25 2014 - 2022
36:41 Our CentOS Experience
1:11:00 Next Time: Topics!
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CentOS Linux the History
- July 1994 The "preview" release for Red Hat Linux is released internally
- October 31 codenamed "Halloween" 0.9 is released.
- May 1995 "Mother's Day" 1.0 is released and introduces some iconic branding.
- March 1996 "Picasso" 3.0.3 is released. Version numbers might really matter, check out our Slackware episode to find out how Patrick Volkerding felt about them. TL;DW
- September 2000 Red Hat Linux 7.0 has releases with [their renamed gcc version](features.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=00/10/12/163218&mode=thread)
- May 2002 Enter Red Hat Enterprise Linux with version 2.1.
- Sometime within 2002, Warren Togami starts the Fedora Linux Project.
- It aimed to bring together additional packages for Red Hat Linux.
- It wasn't a distribution on its own. It was Extras for the existing Red Hat Linuxes.
- March 2003 Red Hat Linux 9.0, named Shrike, is released.
- July 2003 Severn, the beta for what would be Red Hat Linux 10, changes to a more open and community focused development process.
- September 2003, Red Hat Linux and the Fedora Linux Project, [merge into The Fedora Project].(https://web.archive.org/web/20031001204515/http://www.fedora.us/).
- Also in September, enter cAos.
- cAos1-base and cAos1-enhanced couldn't really exist without each other.
- November 2003 Red Hat signals that it's getting out of the Boxed Linux business.
- What was to be Red Hat Linux 10 instead released as Fedora Core 1 with Extras.
- December 2003 the first alpha of cAos.
- Three weeks later, CentOS 3.
- Another week later, CentOS 2 beta.
- Whitebox Linux first release candidate.
- David Parsley registered taolinux.org, and in December, started getting the site together.
- Why Tao Linux?
- June 2006, David had to switch jobs.
- Scientific Linux
- Feburary 2004 the final release cAos-1, the proof of concept,made it to mirrors.
- March 2004 CentOS 3.1 is released.
- Karanbir Singh, or KB, noted that 3.3 was the first proper release.
- February 2005 CentOS receieved a Cease and Desist letter from the lawyers over at Red Hat in regards to using the Red Hat Logos and name on the centos.org website. CentOS's response.
- March 2005 CentOS 4 was released two weeks after its upstream RHEL 4. Coverage was picking up.
- Lance Davis announces that CentOS is separating itself from the cAos project.
- May 2005 cAos 2 is announced, also based on RHEL 3.
- 2008 A new distribution, also called Caos.
- July 2009 Lance Davis, one of the Founders and lead of the CentOS 2 release, had been missing for many months.
- October 14 2009 Caos Linux 1.0.25 is released and is the last release of Caos, ever.
- January of 2014, Red Hat acquires.
- July 2014 CentOS 7.0 is released.
- 2019 Red Hat leaves Shadowman behind.
- September 2019 Red Hat announces CentOS Stream.
- Also in in September 2019, CentOS Linux 8 and CentOS Stream are released.
- January 2021; Red Hat changes the way their dev subscriptions work.
- December 2021 CentOS 9 Stream is released.
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- List of CentOS releases
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