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[4]: Really a good distro
by nt_jerkface on Wed 28th Jul 2010 00:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Really a good distro"
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

You said:

you have to wait ~2 months for that patch to land in CentOS

and I said that's a gross exaggeration.

Maybe you don't know about Caitlyn Martin but she/he has brought this issue up numerous times without specifying any examples other than a late Firefox patch.

http://ever-increasing-entropy.blogspot.com/2009/08/end-of-centos-n...

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RE[5]: Really a good distro
by gnufreex on Wed 28th Jul 2010 12:46 in reply to "RE[4]: Really a good distro"
gnufreex Member since:
2010-05-06

I said it because it's a fact. That Caitlyn Martin is exaggerating a little bit. But CentOS is really not good for mission critical stuff in big enterprise (it is crazy to go without support there) but it is enough for home server, development servers, hosting providers, and such. That is a fact. Why you have problem with that?

Maybe because you want to push CentOS everywhere, and don't want anyone to buy RHEL? Growing and profitable Red Hat sh1ts all over your "open source can't make money" agenda, so I understand your buthurtness.

PS: Oh, and I wouldn't recommend Oracle Unworkable Linux even to an enemy. Oracle support is worse than useless, any money thrown in their direction is wasted. Better go with CentOS than OEL.

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RE[6]: Really a good distro
by nt_jerkface on Wed 28th Jul 2010 17:20 in reply to "RE[5]: Really a good distro"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

I said it because it's a fact.


No it isn't a fact, both you and Caitlyn haven't provided an average from an adequate sample size.


Maybe because you want to push CentOS everywhere, and don't want anyone to buy RHEL?


No I have endorsed CentOS in the past for two primary reasons:

1. Conservative update policy

2. Software/Hardware compatibility

And then Caitlyn the "Linux security expert" comes along and writes multiple articles lambasting CentOS for delaying critical security updates and cites a Firefox update for her netbook as the only example.


PS: Oh, and I wouldn't recommend Oracle Unworkable Linux even to an enemy. Oracle support is worse than useless, any money thrown in their direction is wasted.


They have a rather impressive customer list including Dell and Yahoo:
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9046978/OpenWorld_1_500_comp...

It's also been endorsed by the Edison group:
http://www.appsinsight.net/2009/01/16/realize-true-cost-savings-wit...

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