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Old 11-06-2017, 08:28 AM   #16
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reachrizwan: CentOS is a good choice for a tech-savvy person such as yourself, who is interested in learning about RHEL-family Linux. As previously mentioned, you can experiment with Linux no-risk by using VirtualBox.

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CentOS tends to have severely outdated software.
One person's "outdated" is another person's "stable."
 
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:30 AM   #17
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There is no obvious difference between "current" and "stable" software.
 
Old 11-06-2017, 11:21 AM   #18
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CentOS tends to have severely outdated software.
There is no obvious difference between "current" and "stable" software.
It's off-topic for the original poster, but you need to learn the difference between home distros and enterprise distros. If you depend on Linux for your work, you don't want the latest software: you want stuff that's been used by lots of people over an appreciable period of time, and thus properly debugged.
 
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That would imply that newer software mostly has more bugs than older software.
 
Old 11-06-2017, 11:55 AM   #20
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That would imply that newer software mostly has more bugs than older software.
Actually, no, the concept of "stability" in enterprise linux has less to do with bugs, and more to do with the rate of change. To an enterprise customer, "stable" means "predictable, reliable, and slow to change."

I'll give you an example: I work at a university. Our professors don't want major software updates during the school year. They don't want to come into the classroom on Monday and the software is a different version than it was last week. It's not that the new version is "bad" or "buggy," it's simply that they don't want any interruptions, distractions, or surprises once the semester is underway.

My goal in mentioning all of this is not to start an argument, but rather to familiarize reachrizwan with this important concept.

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