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Blender 2.80 now officially supports CentOS


Good news for enterprise environments: Blender 2.80 now complies with the requirements of CentOS, a Linux distribution that provides a free, enterprise-class, community-supported computing platform functionally compatible with its upstream source, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Wikipedia).

Blender nightly builds (and the upcoming 2.80 release) is now officially supported on CentOS, which makes it compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which opens the door to everyone including major studios to use Blender out of the box. Yay!

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Ugh. And how long before it joins the likes of Allegorithmic, Autodesk, the Foundary and others that won’t officially support *anything but* CentOS? Leaving us “regular” Linux users who don’t want to use CentOS out in the cold.

    • This is great news, no more surgery required to keep blender running in our centos 7 setup. Lewis, you should ask weta who are pretty big and run a debian based centos how they manage to run all those expensive tools.

  2. Yay and suddenly Centos update support will go EOL 2024. So where to next, Fedora? Silverblue? Ubuntu? Debian? PopOS?

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