[CentOS] Thanks, good bye, and an observation from a newbie.

Mark Weaver mdw1982 at mdw1982.com
Fri Oct 21 11:06:40 UTC 2005

Tim Edwards wrote:
> Dave Gutteridge wrote:
>>     Then I look on the web and discover PlayerC, which seems like it
>> might
>> carry both the features I want. I download it, but it doesn't work.
>>     I come to the list and ask why, and I'm advised that CentOS is an
>> enterprise level distribution, and not meant for running cutting edge
>> applications. So I'm confused. After all, PlayerC doesn't do anything
>> that PlayerA and PlayerB don't already do on CentOS, it just happens to
>> do them together. How, I wonder, am I doing anything "cutting edge", or
>> that would threaten the stability of CentOS?
> Centos/RHEL is released once every 18 months and is focused on having a
> (relatively) small set of well tested, stable packages that are mainly
> aimed at servers and basic desktop functions like web and email. Makes
> perfect sense that they don't have the latest and greatest mp3 player
> package.

And _that_ is exactly why I love this distro and why its on all my
servers and workstations.

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