Will McDonald wrote: > On 22/02/06, Fajar Priyanto <fajarpri at cbn.net.id> wrote: > >> Hi all, >> I hope I'm not starting a flame war. >> I'm installing Centos 4.2 for a mail server. I've been experimenting with, >> Centos before, and now wanting to put it into a real action as mail server. >> >> Can someone pls tell me the up and down between Centos and FC? >> I'm familiar with FC4 and some things that I like from it: >> 1. The available packages are abundant. Very easy to find packages for FC4. >> 2. The user list is very active and friendly too. >> The bottom line is if you want a workstation with the latest of most things use Fedora, if you want a stable long life (but still able to do every task) server use Centos. RHEL (Centos) will patch a broken package, Fedora will replace it with the latest version (that fixes the break). For example I run a mirror server that distributes both Centos and Fedora (remotely), it runs Centos as it does the job flawlessly. If it ran Fedora I would have to always worry about applying updates as they make break it and seeing as it is 500Km away that would be a real pain.