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[6]: Really a good distro
by TechGeek on Wed 28th Jul 2010 14:07 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Really a good distro"
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2006-01-14

Dude, those are major point releases. Those are complete rebuilds of every package from source. Plus testing. That's a hell of a lot of difference than how long a single patch takes to make it through. Also, critical patches issued during that period bypass the process and are pushed out immediately. The only thing that is lagging is that Red Hat has gone SO long between RHEL 5 and 6. But RHEL 6 is going to have a heck of a lot of major changes from 5. Many major subsystems were replaced since RHEL 5.

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RE[7]: Really a good distro
by gnufreex on Wed 28th Jul 2010 15:14 in reply to "RE[6]: Really a good distro"
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2010-05-06

Major point releases? You can call them that way, but RH call them minor releases. Major release is RHEL6 or RHEL5.

Then there is minor releases, 5.x and what you call minor releases are in fact micro releases (that's how Red Hat is calling it), little updates with some fixes. Those come to centos quicker than minor releases but not that quicker. CentOS is late about 7 to 15 days with micro releases. It still needs a fair amount of testing to maintain 100% RHEL compatibility.

But don't get me wrong, that is not bad thing. I would hate to see it come out same day as RHEL and then make some problem or even bork my server.

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