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

Tue Nov 15 16:23:11 UTC 2011
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Les Mikesell wrote:
> 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

Oh, I dunno - it's not infrequently that I have to plug in a

> 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.

I don't agree with that. Some people do want to keep running what they
know, and if the budget's tight....

       mark, trying to find a prboom server for CentOS 5...."