Some time ago, from LxA, we announced the new direction taken by Red Hat in terms of its new development model and what would happen with the CentOS distro. Also, I told you about a project called Rocky linux, the alternative that was generated after all this case so as not to leave all those users and companies that were using this business-grade distro helpless. This time it's time to talk about another related project, and it's called Project Lenix.
Project Lenix is an open source project that comes to replace CentOS. Igor seletskiy is the founder of this interesting project that will surely appeal to all users who used the other distro until now and that, although it does not disappear, it may be less interesting for some professional uses.
The free and open source operating system maintained by the CentOS community, and that it was a binary fork of RHEL, from Red Hat (now IBM), it needs a replacement and the community has not been long in coming. Rocky Linux was the first, Project Lenix is another possibility, and we are likely to see some more. They all seek to be the best refuge for all homeless CentOS users.
Also, this Project Lenix comes from the makers of CloudLinux OS, so it has a great development team behind it. And as indicated from the official website, it will be a binary 1: 1 compatible fork of RHEL 8, open source, and driven by the community. A new, completely free, standalone operating system sponsored and maintained by CloudLinux Inc. And, of course, it will be compatible with future versions of RHEL.
If you are interested, you should be somewhat patient, since it is planned to be launched at some point in the Q1 2021, that is, sometime in the first quarter of this new year. Until then, we will be impatient to download it and see what interesting things this new system presents ...
More information - Project Lenix official website