[CentOS] Centos 8 Mate?

Tue Sep 24 22:24:03 UTC 2019
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On 2019-09-24 17:06, Nicolas Kovacs wrote:
> Le 24/09/2019 à 23:09, Frank Cox a écrit :
>> Perhaps now that more people have their hands on Centos 8 and can
>> work with it the folks who know what they're doing for getting
>> desktops running on EL8 (and I'm definitely not one of them) will be
>> able to make further progress.
> For what it's worth, I've been using CentOS on servers and desktops for
> years, since 4.x. Even published a book in France about CentOS on the
> desktop, based on 5.3, which sold 3.000 copies.
> Last december I decided to part ways with CentOS on the desktop. It's
> still running on all my servers (and those of my clients). Right now I'm
> figuring out CentOS 8.0 on a sandbox server, taking notes and reading
> the RHEL 8 documentation.

I moved servers from CentOS to FreeBSD... but workstations and number 
crunchers are all CentOS

> But on the desktop, I've switched to OpenSUSE

I tried SUSE around ver 7. Memory leak in code run as unpiveleged user 
was consistently crashing stock SUSE installation. Whereas downloaded 
and build kernel from kernel.org (with all default options) on the same 
SAUSE box successfully killed offender with OOM killer, and was standing 
like a rock. I never came back to SUSE. Incidentally, I consider it 
counter productive what SUSE does about configuration: keeps all 
configuration in a single yast file; you change one component, yast 
touches all actual configuration files... counter productive, will take 
you a lot of effort to figure what changed on a given day if something 
went wrong after that day. Couldn't figure one funny thing too: why 
Germans would use English abbreviation Yet Another System Tool for yast ;-)


> Leap, and I'm a happy
> camper now. I can highly recommend it. Sports every major and minor
> desktop environment under the sun, and it's a nice blend of semi-rolling
> releases based on a rock-solid SLES base.
> Cheers,
> Niki

Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247