[CentOS] Troubles for an non-IT beginner

Sun Jan 16 20:21:26 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 1/16/11 12:43 PM, Parshwa Murdia wrote:
> Fedora and Ubuntu doesn't have stability and for all the family members, once
> they are familiar with, they should work at that but Fedora expires soon
> (searched at net), so for stability and all factors, Cent OS would be good, i
> Guess so! It could be used for home PCs too, I hope so.

CentOS will work for desktop use but it is not ideal, especially as it gets 
older.  With only a few exceptions, the support updates have only bug and 
security fixes to the package versions shipped in the original release of the 
major distribution version number without adding new features.  This is a good 
thing if you run servers with a lot of your own programming that depends on the 
exact behavior of the libraries from that version, but it is a lot less 
important for an individual user that wants the newest features from all of the 
available packages.

If you still want CentOS and aren't in a big hurry, you might wait for the 
CentOS6 release which should be coming soon.  CentOS 5.x has packages from 
around the Fedora 6 era.  CentOS 6 should jump that up to be similar to Fedora 14.

    Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com