Linked by David Adams on Tue 27th Jul 2010 07:31 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Red Hat CentOS, with almost 30% of all Linux servers. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux-derived distro is #1 according to Web Technology Surveys.
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RE[2]: decency
by vivainio on Tue 27th Jul 2010 21:29 UTC in reply to "RE: decency"
vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26

No but I find humor in a ham-radio expert transsexual being the bane of an all volunteer software project.


If average level of discussion among centos users is at this level (~ youtube comments), I don't see them competing on "community" merits at least. I guess parasites of RHEL don't need to care about such fluff.

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RE[3]: decency
by nt_jerkface on Wed 28th Jul 2010 00:15 in reply to "RE[2]: decency"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Parasites? They're just embracing the magic of the GPL.

Red Hat does most the work and everyone downstream is guaranteed a free clone.

Nothing has stopped Red Hat from forking a BSD and creating their own proprietary Unix. However they decided to embrace the GPL and CENT is the result.

So is Unbreakable Linux which is very easy to switch to and can offer big savings over Red Hat.

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RE[4]: decency
by TechGeek on Wed 28th Jul 2010 14:13 in reply to "RE[3]: decency"
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2006-01-14

There are a lot of business people in Red Hat that hate the fact that CentOS exists. They just don't get it. The developers there I have talked to do understand.

1. While Red Hat writes A LOT of software, they dont write it all. You have to give to get.

2. The people using CentOS are the same people working on Fedora, which is mostly done by volunteers. It would be kind of two-faced for Red Hat to accept all the free help they get with regards to Fedora, and slap the hand of the CentOS users.

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RE[3]: decency
by sbergman27 on Thu 29th Jul 2010 00:20 in reply to "RE[2]: decency"
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2005-07-24

If average level of discussion among centos users is at this level (~ youtube comments), I don't see them competing on "community" merits at least. I guess parasites of RHEL don't need to care about such fluff.

Pay no attention to jerkface. He is, after all, a jerkface.

Seriously, the Centos community is pretty cool. A tasteful and considerate bunch, by and by. I strongly suspect you'd like them.

To my knowledge, the user known here as nt_jerkface is not associated with them in any formal way.

CentOS tends to have serious users, and not embarrassing fanboys. But... there are always exceptions.

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