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CentOS 6.2
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2 20426 06-21-2012
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100% of reviewers None indicated 9.0

Description: "We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS 6.2 for i386 and x86_64 architectures. CentOS 6.2 is based on the upstream release EL 6.2 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 updates released since upstream 6.2 release are also released to the CentOS 6.2 mirrors. With this release we are now back to a regular, managed and tested release path and time scales. However, for the time being, we are going to retain the CR/ repository in the event it's needed in the future to push ahead-of-release updates."
Keywords: Redhat-based repository-consolidation

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Old 02-05-2012, 04:45 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Xubuntu
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9

Pros: Enterprise-class software
Cons: but may be tricky for the beginner.

The latest version no longer has the problem with a customised install that I mentioned in the review of 6.0. Installation was easy and all the software worked perfectly.

The amount of software supplied is limited (the 2 DVDs contain the entire repository) to the needs of business users, so many will want to use extra respositories. This is explained at and the instructions about setting priorities must be followed. Set the base repository to 1, EPEL to 2, and RPMforge to 3. There may still be the occasional problem with dependencies, requiring links to be added in /usr/lib. Perhaps surprisingly, CentOS advise against installing extra programs from source, and suggest using RPMs from other distros. If the material is of a similar date (e.g. Fedora 13 or Mandriva 2010) the process generally works.
Old 06-21-2012, 07:58 AM   #2
Registered: Jun 2012
Distribution: Centos 6 & Fluxbox
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9

Pros: Extremely stable. Good support.Decent package list. Good for own compiling
Cons: Hard to get bleeding edge progs without compiling

I used the Centos 6.2 release in a netinstall format. Installation went smoothly and I only had to add 1 repo to get everything working (epel). I used Fluxbox/Thunar/Rxvt as my 'Desktop' and it all installed fine. Finished with SM Player which, after adding the multimedia codecs and w32codecs, pretty much plays everything. It has become my main distro for Desktop use and a useful blog on installing the above is available at

All in all a great distro and highly recommended.


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