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

Tue Nov 15 16:44:07 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 10:23 AM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>> '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
> monitor-on-a-stick....

You only need that for installs or if you've done something wrong.
And then it isn't really a 'display'/GUI as much as a text based tty

>> 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....

Then you probably don't run Fedora - the 'desktop' oriented
distribution, or care much for the non-backwards compatible changes
that went from there to RHEL.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com