[CentOS] Deciding CentOS version in live production environment

Keith Keller kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us
Sun Sep 23 04:31:22 UTC 2012

On 2012-09-23, Kaushal Shriyan <kaushalshriyan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can someone please guide me in deciding which specific CentOS Linux
> version viz 5.8 and 6.3 be used in Live production environment. Any
> merits and demerits of using either of these versions.

You should use 6 unless you have a specific reason to use 5.  CentOS 6
has more recent libraries which will support newer applications that
might be problematic with CentOS 5.  It's usually not a problem, but for
commercial software where you can not recompile it can definitely be an


kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us

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