[CentOS] 5.3 on an EeePC??

Ron Blizzard rb4centos at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 21:45:23 UTC 2009


On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 3:00 PM, nate <centos at linuxpowered.net> wrote:

> R P Herrold wrote:
>
> > oh please -- move advocacy to a new thread raher than
> > hijacking.  Quantity does not imply quality, and AWOL
> > maintainers who move on is a problem in all of FOSS
>
> Quality is implied by the hefty QA process debian goes
> through, and the long release cycles. I thought I had
> communicated that in the previous message. The last two
> major releases took almost 2 years of work each. Similar
> to the QA that Red Hat does, which is why their base packages
> are solid and well tested. This same level of QA of course
> doesn't apply to 3rd party repos.
>
> > and so R-2.9.0 is not available to you, and if your users
> > wanted R-xts, to extend zoo [which extends R], the only place
> > for those packages in Debian packaging are r-forge and CRAN
> > (as they are not in any 'official' Debian archive, and only
> > in the independents).
>
> The users will have to make do with what there is. The same
> is true for CentOS/RHEL on my systems. I can't remember the
> last time I went to CPAN. I did maintain a couple dozen ruby
> on rails packages at my last company for the systems there,
> everything built by hand, it wasn't easy, or fun.


For what it's worth, I like both CentOS and Debian. (Heck, I even like
openSUSE as an OS, but I'm not crazy about Novel's smooching with
Microsoft.) I ended up with CentOS on my home computers because 1) I wanted
to learn Red Hat (I'm a phone tech who might have to get into VOIP) and
CentOS suits me better. (Besides CentOS worked better with my Intel 865
graphics card then did Ubuntu or Debian.) CentOS seems less fluid and more
staid and stable. It's more a matter of taste than anything else for me. I
just like CentOS better.

That said, if I owned an eeePC (almost bought one but the keyboard was too
small) I would run Ubuntu on it -- if the performance really was that much
better than with CentOS.

-- 
RonB -- Using CentOS 5.3
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