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Old 05-30-2018, 08:40 AM   #16
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See below instructions to install multimedia on CentOS 7.

https://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTrick...mediaOnCentOS7
 
Old 06-18-2018, 11:56 AM   #17
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Anyone here uses CentOS distribution for personal desktop? Is it alright? Many people said that its not good as personal desktop but I think it can handle everyday task so why is it not good? Please share your insight. Thanks!
please feel free to share this with your friends, or post it on the centos distribution pages:

my centos review:
if ever there was a more useless operating system, this would place in the top 5. where do i post my screenshot of konqueror web browser not responding? 2. where do i post my screenshot of gpart not working 3. installing centos messed up my windows 7 operating system that will not boot now and gparted doesn't work to recover the mistake 4. centos installed to a command prompt, i had to install the gui, and even now i have to log in at the command prompt, and start the gui by startx 5.there are no media players. can and will not play music or movies 6. there is no office; no staroffice, no libreoffice, no nothing. applications that you expect to see aren't there, then before you know it, you're in the middle of cutting an pasting some abstruse command lines into a terminal with unknown probabilities for success as you hope to gain some functionality over this install and salvage this clandestine project, like a reprobate child that is doomed to failure. so i would never put down something like this without recommending a substitute. my recommendation is knoppix live. no dual boot mess. no loss of data. no overwriting boot sectors or losing partitions. what i do not like about knoppix is that it will not load to hdd and you cannot customize it to your desktop, and running from cd/dvd is a gawd awful experience (slow), and even with that, knoppix beats centos hands down
 
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Old 06-18-2018, 02:40 PM   #18
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please feel free to share this with your friends, or post it on the centos distribution pages:

my centos review:
if ever there was a more useless operating system, this would place in the top 5. where do i post my screenshot of konqueror web browser not responding? 2. where do i post my screenshot of gpart not working 3. installing centos messed up my windows 7 operating system that will not boot now and gparted doesn't work to recover the mistake 4. centos installed to a command prompt, i had to install the gui, and even now i have to log in at the command prompt, and start the gui by startx 5.there are no media players. can and will not play music or movies 6. there is no office; no staroffice, no libreoffice, no nothing. applications that you expect to see aren't there, then before you know it, you're in the middle of cutting an pasting some abstruse command lines into a terminal with unknown probabilities for success as you hope to gain some functionality over this install and salvage this clandestine project, like a reprobate child that is doomed to failure. so i would never put down something like this without recommending a substitute. my recommendation is knoppix live. no dual boot mess. no loss of data. no overwriting boot sectors or losing partitions. what i do not like about knoppix is that it will not load to hdd and you cannot customize it to your desktop, and running from cd/dvd is a gawd awful experience (slow), and even with that, knoppix beats centos hands down
Then I'm so glad you did not install it for me then;

You clearly didn't pay any attention to what you where doing in it's installation program, given that you need to explicitly select a GUI, LibreOffice, etc. It's the most stable and reliable system I've ever used. Even have the latest Linux kernel version running. And no, I don't need to type "startx" to start the GUI, given I actually payed attention when I installed it in the first place.

Enjoy you're Knoppix, and I'll enjoy CentOS...
 
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:39 PM   #19
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centos is for servers!

for desktop , use this : https://linuxmint.com/

 
Old 06-18-2018, 11:38 PM   #20
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centos is for servers!

for desktop , use this : https://linuxmint.com/

It can also be used for desktops and IS also used for desktops. Would you like me to post a screenshot for you ?

And please stop dictating to people which distribution to use, it's THEIR choice, NOT yours. Learn to post properly, instead spamming the forum.
 
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:40 PM   #21
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centos is for servers!

for desktop , use this : https://linuxmint.com/

CentOS == RHEL...which is, arguably, the definition of Linux. CentOS is not only for servers...
That said, there may be “friendlier” or “easier” distros (but I’m using cinnamon DE on a CentOS desktop)...
 
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:16 AM   #22
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please feel free to share this with your friends, or post it on the centos distribution pages:

my centos review:
if ever there was a more useless operating system, this would place in the top 5. where do i post my screenshot of konqueror web browser not responding? 2. where do i post my screenshot of gpart not working 3. installing centos messed up my windows 7 operating system that will not boot now and gparted doesn't work to recover the mistake 4. centos installed to a command prompt, i had to install the gui, and even now i have to log in at the command prompt, and start the gui by startx 5.there are no media players. can and will not play music or movies 6. there is no office; no staroffice, no libreoffice, no nothing. applications that you expect to see aren't there, then before you know it, you're in the middle of cutting an pasting some abstruse command lines into a terminal with unknown probabilities for success as you hope to gain some functionality over this install and salvage this clandestine project, like a reprobate child that is doomed to failure. so i would never put down something like this without recommending a substitute. my recommendation is knoppix live. no dual boot mess. no loss of data. no overwriting boot sectors or losing partitions. what i do not like about knoppix is that it will not load to hdd and you cannot customize it to your desktop, and running from cd/dvd is a gawd awful experience (slow), and even with that, knoppix beats centos hands down
Too much hate. Probably you were absent minded while you were installing the system, and did not care for consulting the install guides. This does not make CentOS a bad distro, just makes you a lousy user. Also, there's absolutely nobody stopping you to install another browser, your choice of office software, media codecs and whatever else you want.

Granted, I won't probably rate CentOS as the best desktop distro in the world, but I have been using it since 2013 (version 6.5 if memory serves me right), and I am very happy with it.

If you have another distro which works for you, that's all fine and dandy and I wish you luck for the 'day it breaks'.
 
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:05 AM   #23
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centos is for servers!

for desktop , use this : https://linuxmint.com/

your recommendation does not harmonize with your signature ;-)
 
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