[CentOS] Redhat vs centos vs ubuntu

Thu Nov 10 17:16:18 UTC 2011
Craig White <craig.white at ttiltd.com>

On Nov 10, 2011, at 9:59 AM, Lamar Owen wrote:

> On Thursday, November 10, 2011 10:33:38 AM Craig White wrote:
>> [Ubuntu is] different - not better, not worse (save for the fact that with Ubuntu I have been able to get timely updates this year). Also, I much prefer their packaging of Apache & BIND9 to Red Hat's.
> [snip]
>> If your expectation was that you could take your limited knowledge base and apply it equally across all Linux distributions and expect it to behave as a Red Hat derived system, then all other distributions will disappoint you. 
> While this is not the CentOS-advocacy list, I do want to mention that if the tradeoff is between a secure (from a firewall and mandatory access control (MAC) standpoint) system and a system with more timely updates, I think I'd rather have the system that is more secure out of the box on the firewall side, SElinux (the upstream-preferred MAC solution) notwithstanding.
I would generally agree with this (brevity is not your strongest trait)