[CentOS] OT: Linux recommendations for old Pentium PC

Fri Aug 31 16:01:23 UTC 2018
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On 8/31/18 10:12 AM, Bee.Lists wrote:
> I’m fresh out of FreeBSD world.  Depending on the port, it can be easy and predictable, or an absolute confusion-fest.

FreeBSD ports should not be confused with FreeBSD system. Each of ports 
is maintained by different maintainer(s), some of them get obsolete, 
sometimes quickly, and not every software that is ported deserves in 
sane sysadmin's opinion to be offered to the users.

And the same can be said about RPM collections (which are many, and one 
huge one would be Fedora's one) or deb packages collection of Debian 
(and its clones).

All in all, if one gets confused sometimes, one can get confused using 
any open source system.

On the other hand, before starting to offer some software to users, 
every sysadmin analyzes it carefully and tries to predict if it will 
stay alive for long time. As it is huge pain to migrate users to some 
alternative once the software of your choice becomes dead... And that is 
how sysadmins earn their salaries IMHO.

Just my $0.02.


>> On Aug 31, 2018, at 10:52 AM, Gary Stainburn <gary at ringways.co.uk> wrote:
>> Thanks for this. I haven't looked at FreeBSD since the 1990's or there abouts,
>> but I'll give it a look.
> Cheers, Bee
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Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
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University of Chicago
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