I know this question has been asked a lot in the past but noone in my searches has actually given any information other than repeating the info at:
(1) Besides lack of support, how does CentOS compare with RHEL? Especially in terms of:
(a) any useful programs that are removed due to copyright and
(b) updates -- using CentOS do you get updates from RHELs servers? Or are the only updates for 3rd party software packages?
(2) CentOS vs Fedora now.
(a) Similarly, is there useful stuff that isnt in CentOS but is in Fedora.
(b) How does user interface/ease of use compare? Any difference whatsoever? Isnt KDE the same no matter the distro?
(c) Whats all this about less stability and bleeding edge? -- is fedora core *really* so much more tuned towards linux professionals, not newbies like me?
(d) Updates again. Does using CentOS mean that programs will not update to latest versions, just bug fixes, whereas Fedora will have, ultimately, better versions of most programs?
At the end of the day, is there THAT much of a difference between CentOS and Fedora?
Overall, which do you recommend for standard home desktop single user machine?
I got a million questions but thats all I can think right now, plenty to go at anyway.