[CentOS] RHEL 7 Beta is now public

Sun Dec 15 16:29:00 UTC 2013
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 2:18 AM, Alain Péan <alain.pean at lpn.cnrs.fr> wrote:
>>> so stay on RHEL6/CentOS6 until this old hardware dies
>>> where is the problem?
>> Google Chrome, etc.
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux#Life-cycle_dates
>>> *who* is forcing you to RHEL7?
>> Nobody wants old desktop apps.
> In this case, use Fedora. Since the release of windows 8 and 2012 (and
> even before) and UEFI, all new hardware are 64 bit capable, and even ARM
> will release a 64 bit version. Remember that in RHEL, 'E' is for
> Enterprise (and in CentOS, 'ent' means the same). That is, stability and
> maintennace on the long term are more important than recent desktop apps.

In the environments where LTSP is used (schools, etc.) there would
typically be a reasonably current server where you want stability and
low maintenance and it PXE-boots  the clients (thus no
maintenance...).  There is also typically not a systems expert on site
since one of the reasons to use it in education is to keep costs down.
Keeping Fedora running would be i nightmare.  Ubuntu might be
tolerable, though.  Or perhaps it can be altered to boot a different
system on the clients like DRBL.

    Les Mikesell
       lesmikesell at gmail.com