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LinchPin is a simple and flexible hybrid cloud orchestration tool. Its intended purpose is managing cloud resources across multiple infrastructures. These resources can be provisioned, decommissioned, and configured all using declarative data and a simple command-line interface. Linchpin recently release 1.5, and I had an opportunity to talk with Clint Savage earlier this week about […]

For those of you who were unable to attend the CentOS Dojo in Brussels, here are all of the videos from the event. Subscribe to our YouTube at  KB's "State of CentOS" Bert Van Vreckem - Basic troubleshooting of network services Tomas Oulevey - Anaconda addon development Matthias Runge - Opstools SIG Haikel Guemar - […]

Another FOSDEM is history. I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the people that helped out at the CentOS table at FOSDEM, as well as at the Dojo before FOSDEM. We had about 75 people in attendance at the Dojo on Friday, with 12 presentations from various speakers. Some of these presentations […]

SC17, the largest SuperComputing event in the world, was held in Denver, Colorado, November 12 through 17th. I was lucky enough to attend the event as a representative of the CentOS community. While there, I spoke with dozens of organizations that use CentOS as part of their High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure. I also got […]

Once again we'll be holding our annual CentOS Dojo in Brussels, the day before FOSDEM. The event will be held at the same venue as last year - at the Marriott Grand Place - and will run from 9am until 5pm. After 5, we'll join the traditional FOSDEM party at Delirium. The CFP for this […]

Yesterday we held our first - hopefully of many - dojo at CERN. We had around 70 people in attendance, representing many organizations and nations. And we had presentations from many different projects within the CentOS ecosystem. If you're not familiar with CentOS Dojos, you can read more about them here: And if you're not […]

In an earlier article on CentOS Linux 7 (1708), I explained the the basic release process and about things like the Continuous Release (CR) repository.  I am not going to go into detail about those two topics here, just update you on the process. The packages that make up what will be our CentOS Linux […]

Red Hat released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 on August 1st, 2017 (Info).  In the CentOS world, we call this type of release a 'Point Release', meaning that the major version of a distribution (in this case Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7) is getting a new point in time update set (in this case '.4').  […]

One of the daily activities of the CentOS Community Lead is searching the Internet looking for new and interesting content about CentOS that we can share on the @CentOSProject Twitter account, or Facebook, Google +, or Reddit. There's quite a bit of content out there, too, since CentOS is very popular. Unfortunately, some of the content […]

We are pleased to announce new official Vagrant images of CentOS Linux 6.8 and CentOS Linux 7.3.1611 for x86_64, featuring updated packages to 30 March 2017 and the following changes: The VMware images now use the paravirtualized SCSI controller (the kernel module for the LSILogic controller has been deprecated upstream). The VMware images now specify […]