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Beware the Experts

Aug 19, 2009, 15:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Leyba)

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"The Square Peg in the Round Hole

"The first set of stories began with the idea of shoehorning an enterprise Linux distribution (i.e. workstation/server class) into a netbook computer . I read the first headline of this misadventure and was baffled by the idea and just couldn't understand the logic. Netbooks are not tiny notebooks, but a whole different class of machine. This grand experiment evolved into a tirade against CentOS in general. As a CentOS user, this again made no sense, in that one who uses CentOS is aware that updates are generated from sources of upstream vendor and small delays have historically occurred. The delay of CentOS 5.3 had me considering moving to another distribution, and I still haven't made a final decision. Yet, I have always been in complete knowledge of the derivative nature of CentOS and the pluses and minuses of a distribution that is dependent of another."

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