[Centos] suggestions for CentOS

Thu Aug 12 07:48:51 UTC 2004
dan1 <dan1 at edenpics.com>


This is a great idea. I like the fact that this would seem clearer for the
user to know about what distribution he needs, it's like if we would have
several subdirectories in the website corresponding to the OS we want to
The main big differences should apprear on the main page with the choice of
the OS (RHEL 3 replacement for CentOS 3 (exact replicate), free updates and
free license, etc..).
Also, to put a big accent on the FAQs is good, because it's one of the first
thing that people come to see to judge of the community activity (else just
a good anonymous archive search would do it also, there would be even more

Kind regards,


> What about some kind of overall color scheme? something like
> Green = cAos 1 or 2
> Red   = CentOS 3
> Blue  = CentOS 2
> On the main page, show the latest announcement for each distro with it's
> color coded icon beside it.  These could include errata announcements
> which are issued more frequently than other distro news (for CentOS 2/3
> anyway).
> Each distro can then have a color coded info & faq page.
> I think another thing we should have is a 'migration centre' which can
> help people decide what product and procedure to use to upgrade from
> various distros.
> Something along the lines of:
> RedHat 7.2 -> reinstall with CentOS-2
>             -> reinstall with CentOS-3.1
>             -> reinstall with cAos
>             -> live update to CentOS-2
> RedHat 9   -> reinstall CentOS-3.1
>             -> live update to CentOS-3.1
> RHEL 2.1   -> live update to CentOS-2
> RHEL 3     -> live update to CentOS-3
> And I am sure there are more.  For each procedure, instructions and
> pitfalls etc can be listed, perhaps with community feedback etc.