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CentOS Stream is the newest member of the Red Hat family.

In the meantime, the open source model has been gaining ground and thriving, with Linux containers, Kubernetes, microservices, serverless and so on. With the rapid pace of innovation, Red Hat and the CentOS Project are introducing a new version of the operating system, CentOS Stream.

In a statement on Red Hat's official blog, CTO Chris Wright comments that the new “distro” aimed at developers who want to help the ecosystem. CentOS Stream will be based on CentOS 8. It also added:

“The CentOS Stream project sits between Fedora and RHEL in the Development process, providing a rolling preview of future RHEL kernels and features. This allows developers to stay a step or two ahead of what is coming in RHEL, which was previously not possible in traditional versions of CentOS. CentOS Stream relates better to ISV, IHV, and other ecosystem developers for Fedora Project operating systems, thus shortening the feedback loop and facilitating communication with all voices in the next RHEL release. ”

As a result, Fedora is still Red Hat's bleeding edge release, which is the basis for future releases of Red Hat. RHEL, as CentOS Stream working together, thus playing an important role in building the next generation of RHEL. “Normal” CentOS will continue as normal, and is recommended if you need a stable, RHEL-like system, but if you need a development and related system, CentOS Stream for you.

If you were interested in CentOS Stream, you can download it by accessing it here.

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