[CentOS] Centos as a desktop, advisable?
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Wed Jul 25 04:57:17 UTC 2007
> I would like to deploy centos on hundreds of client PC (a new setup).
> Presently, several distros has attract me due to their focus on the desktop,
> however they only have few months lifetime before a new version released.
> Is it advisable using centos on client? what about support for new
> hardware and several office productivity software like openoffice, did centos
> always update to the latest version?
> Previously i was using RH9 on several hundreds clients and love it, however
> the update was horrible since it is unsupported, hence I can not install it
> on the new hardware (ie. sata)
I have used CentOS 4 as a desktop OS since the day it was released. I
have never had any problems with it. In fact, my parents use it as well,
with minimal help from me. CentOS rebuilds source RPMS from RH. RH has a
7 year support cycle. Thus, a CentOS release will be supported for the
same period of time. CentOS also has a CentOS plus repository that
contains some newer releases of particular software that is not included
You may be interested in using cobbler and
koan <http://cobbler.et.redhat.com> to help manage the build .. or rebuild
of your lab.
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