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Old 09-17-2009, 02:11 PM   #1
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Question Why CentOS and not Fedora ????

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Why CentOS and not Fedora ????
I'm not Linux guru, but I've tried to make same configurations for both system, basic connectivity setups, lil ftp, http and thought that i had more headache with CentOS than with Fedora

Yes i know that CentOS is 99.99% RHEL, so please don't write it down in list of CentOS advantages over Fedora
Old 09-17-2009, 03:29 PM   #2
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As I see it, CentOS follows RHEL (there, I've said it), which means tried and tested, stable. Fedora, on the other hand, is a test-bed for Red Hat which means more recent versions of software, more innovation, but potentially less stable. Also, Fedora is, I think, tailored to be a desktop operating system, while RHEL/CentOS are targeted at servers.

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Old 09-17-2009, 04:30 PM   #3
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i look at it -- for CentOS/RHEL vs. Fedora --
as RHEL is trailered ( it's target audience ) is the LAB and OFFICE and SERVER
Fedora's "target audience" is the TINKERER , The person why LIKES to fix things .

and nether is good for the very new linux user on a HOME system.

Ubuntu ,OpenSUSE , and Debain are better suited for home use where YOU DO NOT WANT TO TINKER with the operating system .
Old 09-17-2009, 04:35 PM   #4
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John VV, I'll give you Ubuntu is at times easier than Fedora, but I totally disagree w/ OpenSuSe and Debian. However, I'd even say that Fedora is fine or very new Linux users.

Old 09-17-2009, 05:08 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by DarkSlayer
Why CentOS and not Fedora ?
They are different projects with different goals.

CentOS is (more or less) repackaged RHEL, so it offers some of the same benefits (long life cycle and stability WRT change control). Fedora offers newer apps, and focuses on frequent updates and releases.

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