[Centos] Centos as a desktop

donavan nelson donavan at 4wx.net
Thu Dec 16 18:39:52 UTC 2004

Dag Wieers wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Dec 2004, Jesús García González wrote:
>>  What are the disadvantages (if any) of using CentOS as a desktop (as it is
>>seen more like a server oriented distro being a clone of RHEL)
> You won't have the latest desktop developments (udev, 2.6, Gnome 2.8, 
> xorg, HW support) and desktop applications that some expect for a desktop.

you left KDE 3.3 off that list ...

> When CentOS 4 will be released, most of this will be solved and there is
> less need to have the latest developments as the desktop really has 
> matured the last year.

the fall back curve remains to be seen.  In 12 months after RHEL 4 is 
released we could be looking at the RHEL 4 desktop the same way we (I) 
look at RHEL 3 today.

I hope you vision of the future is better...


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