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Old 05-17-2015, 04:18 AM   #1
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Hi every One

I' like to install linux in my new laptop , I want to install a distribution based on Red hat Linux, so which one do you suggest to me (CentOS, OpenSuSe or Fedora). I've already an Ubuntu Debian based linux (I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed in my second laptop).

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Old 05-17-2015, 07:15 AM   #2
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openSUSE is not based on Red Hat.


If you want long life cycle and stability go with Cent OS. If you don't mind upgrading to the latest and 'greatest' once a year (or more frequently) go with Fedora.
 
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Old 05-17-2015, 07:55 AM   #3
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Fedora should be the one. RHEL and CentOS are for servers. Fedora is for desktop and developed by Redhat and friends.
 
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Old 05-17-2015, 08:07 AM   #4
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RHEL and CentOS are for servers.
Red Hat has a "Desktop and Workstation" version. "Bring the power of the world's leading enterprise Linux platform to your desktop"
http://www.redhat.com/en/technologie...terprise-linux

The software selection part of CentOS installer has options for "GNOME Desktop" "KDE Plasma Workspaces" "Desktop and Creative Workstation"
 
Old 05-17-2015, 08:11 AM   #5
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The difference between a desktop distribution of Linux and a server distribution is not very important when selecting a distribution for a desktop (selecting a server oriented distribution, such as Centos, should not be a problem).
 
Old 05-17-2015, 11:37 AM   #6
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I use CentOS on a desktop with no problems. The only thing to remember is that it doesn't come with media codecs and only has the sort of programs that a business user would want. Luckily the missing items can be easily installed from other repositories:
http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories
The most useful are EPEL and ATrpms (RPMfusion hasn't got CentOS 7 support yet).
 
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:58 AM   #7
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Thanks a lot guys for your answers.
 
Old 05-18-2015, 09:31 PM   #8
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I'm surprised that no one mentioned Scientific Linux. It's quite a nice piece of work and has a much longer span of life than Fedora, as it's based on RHEL, but more oriented towards desktop usage.
 
  


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