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

Tue Jan 25 19:27:14 UTC 2011
Gene Brandt <brandtg at bellsouth.net>

Chiming in I find CentOs VERY stable. I need this for my User community
(Wife and Daughter) It has to look and work the same always. For the new
people to Linux I've noted that NT admins can very easily install ubuntu
and get it running (for awhile). From what I remember it had a Windozie
feel. Coming from the Solaris, AIX, and HP world I prefer stability.  

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On Tue, 2011-01-25 at 19:20 +0000, Always Learning wrote:

> 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 ?
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