"it has very little to do with the overhyped and
exaggerated claims that miscommunication between the developers
would lead to the death of CentOS. I have a story I'm writing for
O'Reilly Broadcast about that CentOS misadventure, a combination of
self-inflicted pain when the developers aired their dirty laundry
in public and some in the tech press sensationalizing a story. On
servers that story actually does play a significant part in my
decision making. Before the CentOS fans out there get all angry at
me and start with the inevitable flames let me explain my
"I've decided that RHEL/CentOS just isn't for the typical
desktop. The repositories are sparse compared to other distros and
I would have had to compile quite a number of apps and dependencies
for things I use every day. It was just plain too much work."
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