[CentOS] Centos 6.3 - which repos to use?

Thu Jan 24 21:20:13 UTC 2013
Leon Fauster <leonfauster at googlemail.com>

Am 24.01.2013 um 21:27 schrieb James Freer <jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com>:
> On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 10:15 AM, Leon Fauster
> <leonfauster at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Am 22.01.2013 um 23:03 schrieb James Freer <jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com>:
>>> On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 9:15 PM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
>>> puias... sorry i overlooked that. Clear enough now. I'll use the epel
>>> and rpmforge repos and see how i get on.
>> i do not recommend to use this two repos simultaniuous (or use priorities!).
>> LF
> hmmm - well what is one supposed to do? I've got EPEL installed fine
> but that doesn't have abiword, pyrenamer and some of the the other...
> fairly standard apps. I turned to Centos after Fedora has proved to be
> a bit dodgy. Centos along with debian are supposed to be the TWO main
> community distros. If rpmforge shouldn't be installed (as you've
> advised) it seems i need to look at another distro. The advice is to
> stay with a distro's developer packages and only use other repo if one
> really has to. I can only assume that Centos really is for Server use
> rather than desktop... i was just hoping to use it as a desktop before
> moving onto the server route.

the choices leads to the problem called hick's law :-)

but seriously i do not want to dive into the discussion of 
the different repository goals. [1] should explain all what 
you need and i am sure that CentOS is great as a desktop OS! 
I can suggest it because my primary requirement is maturity
and long-term support. Just try it (e.g. only with rpmforge 

[1] http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories