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Old 02-09-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
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Question About Centos


I have a general question. I have a dedicated server and I was wondering what centos version is most reliable? Reason I ask is I notice a lot going with 5.6 and such. Are the 6.0+ versions less reliable for server?
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:01 PM   #2
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please use useful thread titles. The latest 5 or 6 releases are broadly equally stable. Now that 6 is 3 minor baselines into it's life, there are really no known majot issues. I've never found either to be unstable. That's really the point of the distro when compared to Fedora etc, which are much more up to date, but risk security and stability as a result.
 
Old 02-09-2013, 03:15 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I wondered. So from the reply I assume that either 5 or 6 would be sufficient. I just wondered if there was a server side limitation of any kind to 6. Thanks for clearing that up for me
 
Old 02-09-2013, 08:50 PM   #4
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both are VERY stable
However
unless you NEED, 100% need, the older 5 series ( CentOS 5.9 is current and the VERY LAST minor upgrade )
5.9 will only now receive security fixes

I would use CentOS 6.3
 
Old 02-09-2013, 10:13 PM   #5
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CentOS 5.9 is current and the VERY LAST minor upgrade
Just wait until they announce 5U10 ;-p


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5.9 will only now receive security fixes
No. Last years change took it from a 7(+3 extended) to a full 10 year 3 phase support commitment. RHEL 5 was released in 2007, is now in or near Production phase 2, meaning RHSA as well as RHBA fixes will be provided. RHEL 5 will be EOL no earlier than March 31st 2017.
 
  


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