Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Apr 2007 21:01 UTC, submitted by danieldk
Red Hat CentOS 5 has been released. This release contains many enhancements, including the integration of Xen, a new SELinux policy that allows for easier modification, AIGLX/compiz, and up to date versions of important opensource software.
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RE[3]: Debian 4.0 VS CentOS 5.0
by obsethryl on Thu 12th Apr 2007 23:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Debian 4.0 VS CentOS 5.0"
obsethryl
Member since:
2006-11-16

Well the point is that I am very eager to try out CentOS 5.0, compare it to the brand new Debian 4.0 stable since they are both out almost simultaneously and they aim at providing competing solutions in the same, identical market. Never should the quantity of packages available for a GNU/Linux distribution be the sole and decisive factor for its quality. Neither "user - friendly" nor "feature - rich" should be above proper, overall software quality assessment in the solution provided.

It is better to have something that you know that always will work than something that will unreliably do your bidding.

Also note that if you are to deploy either in an "enterprise" level, then at some point you will be doing your own .deb and .rpm.

Just a clarification on the "indeedy".

EDIT: quality assessment = > proper, overall software quality assessment

Edited 2007-04-12 23:24

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Well the point is that I am very eager to try out CentOS 5.0, compare it to the brand new Debian 4.0 stable

Debian have indeed come up with a very, very good release with Etch, especially if you run a server environment. If you want something you can do anything with, Etch is your man (or woman). However, CentOS is a bit more focused on the software it uses, especially with the use of things like Xen and libvirt. Maybe that might be important to some people, especially when running servers.

Edited 2007-04-13 11:52

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