Mar 15 – 19, 2021
Europe/Zurich timezone

Linux at CERN: current status and future

Mar 15, 2021, 5:45 PM
Online workshop

Online workshop

End-User IT Services & Operating Systems End-User IT Services & Operating Systems


Ben Morrice (CERN)


CERN has historically used RedHat derived Linux distribtions; favored for their relative stability and long life cycle. In December 2020, the CentOS board announced that the end-of-life for CentOS Linux 8 would be changed from a 10 year life cycle to 2 years.
This talk focuses on what CERN will be doing in the short-term to adapt to this announcement, and what the Linux future could look like after the end-of-life of CentOS Linux 8.

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