[CentOS] Changes at Red Hat confouding CentOS (was: What happened to 6.1)

Tue Nov 15 16:06:44 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 7:56 AM, Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net> wrote:
> Incidentally, I don't really understand
> what is meant by the term "desktop" nowadays.
> I always think of it as a contrast to laptop.

'Desktop' is in contrast to 'server'.  On a server, you only reboot to
load a new kernel and you never use the console display, rarely change
the drive layout or use removable storage, and almost never change the
network connections - and you expect the same programs to run for
years.   On a desktop, the display is the first priority, ownership of
 certain devices is expected to magically shift to the user at the
console,  developers will give up consistent device naming for boot
speed, and nobody cares if last year's programs still run with this
year's OS.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com