[CentOS] Re: Centos as a desktop, advisable?

beast beast at ldap.or.id
Thu Jul 26 04:21:50 UTC 2007

On 25/07/07 10:38 -0400, Ross S. W. Walker wrote:
>> 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

I'm confused here. Suppose in the next 3 year the latest OO version is 3.1.1,
today OO in Centos5 is 2.0.4, will it get updated to version 3.x or still
using 2.x? or better just upgrade to Centos7 which has OOv3.1?

Learning from my mistake with RH9, its very dificult to get the latest
software, even build from source since the dependencies is too much (gcc/lib
etc.) I have around 400 RH9 clients and its really a nightmare :(



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