"I have been a Unix and Linux system administrator for more than
20 years, and have worked with many different operating systems.
Over the last several years I've spent a lot of time with various
versions of Red Hat Linux and Fedora Core, and I'm the editor of
the Fedorazine online magazine. I run a Web consulting company,
where I maintain several production servers for Web and email, and
I need to have a stable production Linux environment for them. I
chose to use CentOS as a platform for the servers, and since I
already had a commitment to maintaining a number of different
servers in CentOS, I decided a while ago to start using it on my
desktop as well.
"The CentOS operating system is essentially a clone of Red Hat