Microsoft, Linux Integration Services and CentOS Linux

Interestingly a new version of the Linux Integration Services from Microsoft targetting RHEL and CentOS Linux. And bafflingly built for a Linux distro baseline otherwise obsoleted obout two years ago. Hopefully, a release that no one is running anymore.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/virtualization/archive/2014/01/02/linux-integration-services-3-5-announcement.aspx

Given that RHEL and CentOS Linux are considered stable – consistent, would it not make most sense for vendors like Microsoft targetting a larger consumerbase to just target EL-5 or EL-6 ? instead of a snapshot in time specific release iso …

In this case, who knows the best person to ping at Microsoft to pass on some clue ( or atleast workout why they are targetting something so old and obsoleted ).

- KB

2 thoughts on “Microsoft, Linux Integration Services and CentOS Linux”

  1. Not sure what you’re referring to. The announcement targets:

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.5-5.8, 6.0-6.3 x86 and x64
    CentOS 5.5-5.8, 6.0-6.3 x86 and x64

    That seems to be a pretty broad spectrum of releases.

    1. Hi Pat,

      The point is really that 5.10 and 6.5 are the currently maintained releases for CentOS-5 and CentOS-6; the versions the the new LIS seems to support today were obsoleted, in some cases, years ago and really noone should be running them anymore. To a point where a system update on 5.5 will bring you to 5.10 automagically.

      - KB

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