[CentOS] Centos as a desktop, advisable?

Ross S. W. Walker rwalker at medallion.com
Wed Jul 25 14:38:38 UTC 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Peter Kjellstrom
> Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 10:27 AM
> To: centos at centos.org
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Centos as a desktop, advisable?
> On Wednesday 25 July 2007, Dave K wrote:
> > On 7/25/07, Chris Mauritz <chrism at imntv.com> wrote:
> > > 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.
> >
> > I agree, but I think the earlier comments have some validity though.
> > It would be far more useful if certain key apps (e.g. FireFox and
> > OpenOffice, I'm sure each of us has their own "key app" list) were
> > kept up-to-date,
> They are kept functional and secure. I think that is enough 
> in many cases.
> If someone really needs a special app they can always compile 
> it and/or 
> install it in their $HOME.

Are you saying that you predict users will not need any new
compatibility or functionality in their primary desktop office suite
for the next 5 years?

I don't think so...

I think the previous poster has the ticket here.

CentOS 5.0 as the base, but OpenOffice repo, Firefox repo and
possibly Gnome or KDE repo to keep primary office applications


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