[CentOS] Centos as a desktop, advisable?

Chris Mauritz chrism at imntv.com
Wed Jul 25 13:56:44 UTC 2007

Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> Scott Moseman wrote:
>> 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.
> Would you say the same if you had to herd several hundred desktops? I
> really do see CentOS (especially 5) as a viable alternative there. 

I agree completely.  I don't see any real showstoppers that would 
prevent it from being a fine desktop.  There are a few extras that I'd 
want to grab from the Fedora repos, but you can't beat the 
cost/stability/speedy updates/7 year EOL with a stick.


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