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There are several things that make cAos different. For the elaborate version, please check out the web site at http://caosity.org/ but in a nutshell:
cAos is community maintained and managed somewhat like a cross between BSD and Debian. There is an OS core that is managed by the core cAos team, and then many <i>ports</i> that sit on top of this core which are managed by the community. Another major difference is that caos uses RPM and is architected very similar to RedHat. We choose to make it similar to RedHat in order to minimize the learning curve. Considering that RedHat uses RPM and that most package maintainers in the community already package in RPM form made the decision to use RPM a no-brainer.
cAos was created because there was a niche and enough people that recognized that this void needed to be filled.
Originally posted by UltimaGuy Good to hear that...
But can home users use this distro?
And, gregk433, welcome to LQ .....
cAos is only using free software, thus is a very reasonable solution for home users. It is however very network dependent considering the primary means for installation is over the network thus it is recommended have a decent network connection. There is an ISO install, which can be used as a base install, but usually it is supplemented by a network repository (but this is an installation option).
Thanks for welcoming me! This looks like a very nice community and I am happy to be a part of it.
Originally posted by Sifvion Really interesting, by the way how you pronounce cAos?
"Hello... My name is Greg, and I pronounce caos,.. chaos."
I have heard that some executives in industry don't like migrating infrastructures to chaos, so for them maybe pronounce it different, ie: 'Say-ahh-ss' .
Or you can tell them that it is a solution for helping manage and bring together many open source projects developed chaotically throughout the community. Thus a name that sounds like chaos is reasonable.