I'm giving CentOS Stream another try, this time the 9 Beta, and also in GNOME Boxes instead of bare metal.
* Install was uneventful (It helps to be familiar with Anaconda).
* While the "DVD" image is huge (~8GB), the installation is small. I'd rather make the choice beteween Flatpaks and RPMs for my applications, so this is a good move.
* Looks great (GNOME 40). If you can manage to get the apps you need between CentOS, EPEL, Copr and Flatpaks, this is a great workstation.
I felt bad for Red Hat employees who were put in the position of defending Stream 8, which has a strange update model that is upstream for some things and downstream for security fixes.
Right now I'm trying to fondly remember the Red Hatters who said "Stream 9 will be better, trust us," more than those who said, "Stream 8 is FINE. Now shut up and piss off." (These are paraphrases ... )
The more CentOS tries to be like Fedora from a community standpoint, the better.
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