Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Mar 2012 22:44 UTC
Linux "Scientific Linux is an unknown gem, one of the best Red Hat Enterprise Linux clones. The name works against it because it's not for scientists; rather it's maintained by science organizations. Let's kick the tires on the latest release and see what makes it special."
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better devs than CentOS
by TechGeek on Sat 24th Mar 2012 01:18 UTC
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I switched all my servers over to SL this past year. The CentOS project, which I used for several years, is really broken. That became apparent during the EL 6 release. The CentOS team refuses to open the project up to the community and also doesn't have anyone doing this full time. The biggest issue was the lack of updates while they were working on a point release. Sorry, but you can't stop putting out patches and call it an enterprise linux. There is also no community in the creation of it.

As for SL, they may not always beat CentOS, but they have people working on it for a living. There are also a great number of organizations that rely on it, so support seems pretty good.

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