[CentOS] Centos as a desktop, advisable?

Ross S. W. Walker rwalker at medallion.com
Wed Jul 25 13:52:31 UTC 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Scott Moseman
> Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 9:24 AM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Centos as a desktop, advisable?
> I'm running CentOS on my server and I don't feel it makes a great
> desktop since several of the major applications (OpenOffice, Firefox,
> etc) lag behind since it follows RHEL.  I prefer to use something more
> dynamic and current on the desktop.


I too feel that while CentOS is fantastic on my servers, it lags behind
a little too much for my desktop needs.

Here I use Fedora Core 6 on my desktops which has fully matured, and I
suspect when it reaches end-of-life then Fedora Core 7 will have fully

I use rapid software deployment, PXE/RIS, to deploy my OS and perform a
staggered install of a portion of my desktops Windows/Linux every year.
Since moving to Windows terminal servers for 2/3 of my Windows users
though I have not had to do that much on the Windows side.


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