Sat Apr 5 19:26:17 UTC 2008
John <jses27 at gmail.com>

On Sat, 2008-04-05 at 20:02 +0100, Alan Bartlett wrote:
> On 05/04/2008, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
>         On the command line, if you saved the commands - or got them
>         from an instructional listing in the first place, you just
>         paste the same set of commands into a terminal window.
> Three comments from me:
> (1) Regarding what Les wrote (above), I can say that the three Wiki
> "Kernel" HowTos have been written in such a way that the command lines
> shown in those articles *can* be copied (from a GUI) and pasted (into
> a CLI/TUI). I'm sure that same is true for many other WIki articles.
> (2) We must not loose sight of what CentOS basically is. CentOS ==
> RHEL less RH. A stable, server orientated OS. On the fora, we often
> see evidence that CentOS is believed to be similar to *other* distros
> (that are more suitable for laptops & "home" use) and that it, CentOS,
> can be loaded onto typical laptops or home PCs. Then the grumbling
> starts about the non-operation of a bottom-of-the-range NIC or video
> controller or how multi-media doesn't work straight out of the box.
> The complaints that really irritate me are those that end with
> ". . . . whilst 'foo' (or 'bar' or 'xyzzy' or 'y2') runs o.k. on my
> hardware. So why doesn't CentOS?"

"So why doesn't CentOS?" CentOS is for High End Server Hardware. The
most attracted feature it has to a new user is "my computer has been
running for a whole week. "Stability" Windows begs for that.

The most disliked option for CentOS that I see was the option to not do
a spin of the Client, Workstation and Server versions. Ohh, how it was
so easy for me to tell a client get the Workstation version and Select
install everything. I guess the reason for doing so was not enough

Similar to other Distros: CentOS Does not even begin to compare to the
usability of Ubuntu. But what can you say? Ubuntu is backed by a Multi
Million Dollar Company.

Multimedia: I'll save that one for later. :-) I have an idea for that...

> (3) The CentOS-docs list. Anne, the last item I received was dated
> April 3rd.
> Alan.
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