CentOS Stream has nothing to do with a production OS and is not a viable replacement for CentOS Linux.
CentOS Stream is not suited for production use.
Stop pushing that to people, if you're ignorant enough to think that, do it, don't pollute other people saying CentOS Stream is the same than CentOS Linux.
A simple example can be brought here from the own Red Hat blog, where they announce the new direction.
Amongst the blah blah, you can see this:
Before we jump into details, it’s worth sharing examples where we’ve seen our ecosystem embrace CentOS Stream as a "rolling preview" of what’s next in RHEL, both in terms of kernels and features. Facebook runs millions of servers supporting its vast global social network, all of which have been migrated (or are migrating) to an operating system they derive from CentOS Stream.
- Centos Stream = Rolling preview. Not a finished production/capable OS
- "an operative system THEY DERIVE from CentOS Stream" is what is used, not CentOS Stream;
This is not to be confused with "using CentOS Stream", nor anywhere you'll see companies using CentOS Stream as a production operative system.
CentOS Stream is a release candidate. Companies that have millions of dollars to pour on development will make their own distros from the Stream. Like Google develops Google Linux from debian-testing.
The lack of understanding of this by some people makes it very troublesome and worrying.
RockyLinux may be a production OS derived from CentOS Stream;
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Oracle Linux, Amazon Linux, CoreOS, CloudLinux and many others WILL DERIVE FROM CentOS Stream. DERIVE is a key term.
CentOS Stream IS NOT A PRODUCTION OPERATIVE SYSTEM, NEITHER IT SHOULD BE USED AS SUCH. Its matured derivatives are, and should.