Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.
Search Linux Today
Linux News Sections:  Developer -  High Performance -  Infrastructure -  IT Management -  Security -  Storage -
Linux Today Navigation
LT Home
Contribute
Contribute
Link to Us
Linux Jobs


More on LinuxToday


CentOS 5: Linux for Grownups

Apr 26, 2007, 04:30 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"Some folks love life on the edge, so they run Debian Unstable, or the newest Ubuntu or Fedora releases. These are all wonderful Linux distributions, and under most circumstances are reliable enough. You'll run into weird dependency issues, or find out the hard way that the latest release of an application has a few problems, or that the distribution maintainers introduced entirely new applications that are chock-full of amusing surprises. For the most part they work well, but you never know when they're going to get bored and have a little fun at your expense.

Then there are the brave souls who dare to be dull and don't want surprises. They just want their systems to chug along and not need a lot of babysitting. For these fine folks there is CentOS Linux. CentOS is a clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), built from RHEL's SRPMs (source RPMs, and please note the correct absence of apostrophes in RPMs.) It is free of cost, though you might show your appreciation by clicking the donation link..."

Complete Story

Related Stories: