[CentOS] Recommendation for a Linux alternative to Centos - ATH9K disaster

Tue Jan 25 19:20:34 UTC 2011
Always Learning <centos at g7.u22.net>

Mark Roth wrote:

> You do understand the relationship of CentOS to RHEL, right?

Right :-)

Once upon a time Red Hat was free. Then they decided to exist purely on
support fees. Meanwhile a bunch of supporters invented a downstream
variant called Centos. They worked very hard to remove all the Red Hat
branding and recompile (is that the correct Linux term?) the software.
There was so ugly goings on which were publicised but eventually
resolved. The other downstream variant is called Scientific Linux and
that is a joint collaboration between Europe's CERN and it's USA
equivalent Fermilab. 

Then one day a big bad wolf called Oracle of very expensive Oracle SQL
fame swallowed Red Hat, like they swallowed MySQL, Solaris, Open Office
and Visual Box.  The long term future for these is uncertain.

Pure Centos is identical to Red Hat. However various repositories offer
extras and variants which make the installed Centos slightly different
from Red Hat. One can sometimes install some Fedora items into Centos.

Centos is great.

Will that do ?


With best regards,