[CentOS] Centos as a desktop, advisable?

Peter Kjellstrom cap at nsc.liu.se
Wed Jul 25 14:27:10 UTC 2007


On Wednesday 25 July 2007, Dave K wrote:
> On 7/25/07, Chris Mauritz <chrism at imntv.com> wrote:
> > I agree completely.  I don't see any real showstoppers that would
> > prevent it from being a fine desktop.  There are a few extras that I'd
> > want to grab from the Fedora repos, but you can't beat the
> > cost/stability/speedy updates/7 year EOL with a stick.
>
> I agree, but I think the earlier comments have some validity though.
> It would be far more useful if certain key apps (e.g. FireFox and
> OpenOffice, I'm sure each of us has their own "key app" list) were
> kept up-to-date,

They are kept functional and secure. I think that is enough in many cases.

If someone really needs a special app they can always compile it and/or 
install it in their $HOME.

/Peter

> perhaps in an alternative repo.  And for supporting a 
> large deployment, they need to be a repo, building/installing manually
> just isn't an option.
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