[CentOS] Troubles for an non-IT beginner

Sun Jan 16 20:25:15 UTC 2011
Digimer <linux at alteeve.com>

On 01/16/2011 03:21 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> 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.

I *think* that CentOS 6 (RHEL 6) is based largely on the Fedora 12
release, version wise.

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