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Old 03-10-2006, 11:39 PM
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Default Is CentOS Debian-based?

One guy at school keeps talking about how much he hates Fedora Core and how much better Debian-based Linux distros are. Is CentOS debian-based?
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Old 03-11-2006, 12:43 AM
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No Centos is a clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. RHEL for short. I am sure there is nothing wrong with Debian, but I prefer Centos. I myself would not use Fedora due to its short life span.
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Old 03-12-2006, 04:49 AM
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How does it have a short life span, Fedora I mean. I read about it but what makes it bad?
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Old 03-12-2006, 10:20 AM
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How does it have a short life span, Fedora I mean. I read about it but what makes it bad?
Fedora is Red Hats test bad. The life cycle for Fedora is is 1 year. Then it goes into Legacy and you can get updates for another year. After that you cant get any more upgrades. Fedora is not good for production servers due to its short life cycle.
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:21 PM
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Ahhh, I see so it is basically like a trial, whereas you have a limited time to use it. Well that is just pointless.
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Old 04-15-2006, 11:15 AM
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Ahhh, I see so it is basically like a trial, whereas you have a limited time to use it. Well that is just pointless.

mmm, it's actually worse than a trial, redhat have a habit of releasing buggy beta software in that distro, so you are basically a free beta tester. Which is still better than Microsoft, as they now charge you for being a beta tester.

With fedora, you can expect to have several problems per year due to buggy updates. With RHEL or Centos, you can expect to have a problem about every 2-3 years (no distro is perfect).
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Old 05-07-2006, 08:42 AM
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Yes, its worrying to see some hosting companies using Fedora and saying its "the best linux distro for webhosts"...its all about CentOS, Fedora is nothing compared to CentOS
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:24 PM
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Default Depends on what you need - Latest or most stable

I think the selection of Centos vs Fedora is entirely up to utility. If you need to use the latest version of a particular software package (i.e. the latest PostgreSQL for performance reasons or the latest Java distro for testing, the latest SpamAssassin for the latest/greatest SPAM filtering capabilities) Fedora might be your best bet. If you want to run stable versions of popular software and want a long support lifecycle, CentOS is the way to go.
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When we first started doing virtualization with Xen, we used Fedora 8 because it could be hacked to support the latest virtmanager and other tools. Now, CentOS 5.5 has all of the stuff we manually added (albeit over a year after we got our Fedora 8 config running)
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:46 AM
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CentOs is a redhat based linux and I strongly reccomand it for server environment. You can find lots of support from a large and knowledgeable community. It has easy to install packages if you aren't a tech savvy person its just cool :P
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