[CentOS] Centos 6 Update?

Tue Apr 19 14:48:55 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 4/19/2011 1:39 AM, Benjamin Smith wrote:
> I'm not sure there is an open-source software company in existence that
> releases more high quality, open source software for use by the general
> public. Whatever we can say about Red Hat,
> if we really didn't like the results of their efforts, we wouldn't be
> here, now would we?

Here's a more objective view from Linux Mag:


If you have trouble with the link, some relevant quotes:

"Enterprise-class is partially true, as the project takes great pains to 
be binary compatible with RHEL. So let’s give half points for that one. 
The other half of “enterprise-class” is that updates arrive in a timely 
fashion, which is notably false for the 5.x series. If I understand 
correctly, there have been a handful of updates prior to the release of 
CentOS 5.6 for the 5.x series — but nothing else. So, if you consider 
timely updates a requirement for “enterprise-class,” we can count CentOS 
out now."

OK, so they don't _quite_ understand (or word) that correctly - the 
slowness didn't go all the way back to 5.0, but the point stands.

"Nobody Got Fired for Buying IBM: You Might for Deploying CentOS"
with some elaboration about how the question from your boss about when a 
known vulnerability will be patched might go.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com