[CentOS] Should I and can I upgrade GTK+/PyGTK?
admin at homemachine.net
Wed Oct 12 13:54:58 UTC 2005
Chris Mauritz wrote:
> Tom wrote:
>> don't be put off by some of the answers here Dave, centos is primarily
>> for servers but I use it on all my desktop machines besides my
>> servers. you can pretty much add any application to your system that
>> was intended for RH9 upwards including fedora without too much problem
>> and dag covers most of the good stuff. what you cant find in dags repo
>> get from rpmfind.net...I use webmin for that.
> CentOS is perfectly fine for desktop/workstation use. However, if
> you're new to Linux (like Dave) and you want to use unsupported
> tools/components, you're going to have to dig under the covers and
> customize things. If you don't know much about Linux internals, that
> could turn out to be a supreme pain in the behind. My suggestion is to
> "use what works" until you're comfortable with the inner workings of the
> system. THEN you can experiment when you have some of the skills
> necessary to get out of trouble if you break things. Switching to
> Fedora Core (whatever's current this week), Gentoo or Ubuntu or
> whatever, might improve things somewhat. I suspect a Linux "virgin" is
> going to have just as many issues with those if they try to get off the
> beaten track of supported packages.
> A good analogy is someone who is disappointed with their new car because
> they can't change the camshafts or pistons by themself to make more
> power without spending a lot of money on an expert or by repeatedly
> breaking things and taking a lot of time to learn to do it themselves.
> Better to just drive the car until you can learn more about how its
> engine works.
exactly, and I think Dave has enough sense to realise this but there are
ways around everything. I have many applications installed that
theoretically shouldn't work with centos/rhel but do. he wants to stay
with centos and can but with some of the replies to his questions I
can't blame him for wanting to switch distros.
let's just give helpful answers or none at all!!!
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