[CentOS] A few general questions

Phil Schaffner Philip.R.Schaffner at NASA.gov
Thu Oct 30 14:51:08 UTC 2008

Lanny Marcus wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 10:25 AM, kevin kempter
> <kevin at kevinkempterllc.com> wrote:
> <snip>
>> The macbook is ok but it just doesn't cut it per productivity so I've
>> ordered another laptop
>> (a 64bit laptop with 8G of memory expandable to 16G and 2 internal 320G
>> 7200rpm drives)
>> I'll be loading Linux as soon as the machine arrives from Dell.
> Kevin: I suggest you try the CentOS 5.2 Live CD on it, after you
> receive the laptop. Then, you will know if CentOS is the distro for
> that Laptop. CentOS is an Enterprise Distro and not well suited to the
> latest HW, especially on a Laptop. If CentOS doesn't work on it, the
> way you want it to, consider running Fedora or Ubuntu or something
> else on it. The Live CD's make it very easy to check out how a Distro
> will work on the HW you have.

Very good advice!

>> Here's my questions:
>> 1) Are there any published plans for CentOS to support KDE4, or is there a
>> way to upgrade CentOS to KDE4 ?
> If you upgrade to something that is not supported by the distro, you
> broke it and  you fix it.
> <snip>
> GL with the new Dell Laptop! Lanny

Would not expect to see KDE4 supported before RHEL6/CentOS6.  If you 
really want to try it, see:


Note the cautions about using the testing/unstable repos.


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