CentOS clone Rocky Linux gets technical support

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Red Hat may no longer support old-style CentOS Linux, but other groups have forked CentOS and now they’re offering technical support. This now includes CIQ offering support services for Rocky Linux.

When Red Hat, CentOS’s Linux parent company, announced it was “shifting focus from CentOS Linux, the rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), to CentOS Stream, which tracks just ahead of a current RHEL release,” many CentOS users were miserable. In response, developers started two major CentOS forks: AlmaLinux and Rocky Linux. AlmaLinux already has support from its sponsoring company CloudLinux and now Rocky Linux does too from its parent business CIQ.

Both CentOS Linux forks are completely free for use and are community-based. But, if you need help running either one, it’s available for a price.