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CentOS 6.1
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1 14692 12-13-2011
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100% of reviewers None indicated 9.0



Description: "We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS 6.1 install media for i386 and x86_64 architectures. CentOS 6.1 is based on the upstream release EL 6.1 and includes packages from all variants. All upstream repositories have been combined into one, to make it easier for end users to work with. All machines running CentOS-Release-CR on 6.0 would already be running code that is included in the 6.1 install media. We highly recommend everyone use the CR repository in order to get all bug-fix and security updates as soon as possible."
Keywords: Redhat-based repository-consolidation


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Old 12-13-2011, 11:23 AM   #1
DavidMcCann
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Salix
Posts: 2,941

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9

Pros: It just works — and will do so for the next 6 years
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The 32-bit version is now on 2 DVDs, otherwise the comments in my review of version 6.0 all apply. As usual, all the software checked was fully stable.

Because Red Hat has reached 6.2, CentOS offers a rolling-release repository that will gradually transform 6.1 into 6.2. Support will continue until 2017.

One change is that the CPU must support PAE. For Intel, this just means Pentium Pro or later; if you have an early AMD Athlon, check for output from “cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep pae”.

This time I also tried the live DVD. This can install directly or from the live session. Installation copies an image, rather than using packages, so it must be to an ext4 partition, and it cannot be customised. Both the Gnome (2.28) and KDE desktops are installed, so there is a lot of overlapping software: Thunderbird, Evolution, and Kmail, for instance.
 




  



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