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RE[2]: Comment by Terg
by gilboa on Fri 12th Nov 2010 15:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Terg"
gilboa
Member since:
2005-07-06

I'd think twice before putting production machines on CentOS.
E.g. RHEL 5.5 was released on the 30/3 while CentOS 5.5 was released on the 14/5 - a month and a half. As far as I remember, CentOS 3.7 took even longer.

No, I'm no suggesting that CentOS is bad, quite on the contrary, I use it all the time for staging purposes.
I am suggesting that if you're running anything mission critical, and unless you have the man power to port RHEL fixes yourself, consider using RHEL and not CentOS.
The price of RHEL pales in comparison to unscheduled down time.

- Gilboa

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RE[3]: Comment by Terg
by orestes on Fri 12th Nov 2010 16:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Terg"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

I'd agree completely, if outside support is important to your situation Red Hat's team is one of the best in the industry.

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RE[4]: Comment by Terg
by linux-it on Fri 12th Nov 2010 19:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Terg"
linux-it Member since:
2006-07-13

found Novell to do a much better job here _and_ cheaper.

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RE[3]: Comment by Terg
by CrLf on Sun 14th Nov 2010 11:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Terg"
CrLf Member since:
2006-01-03

This is not really true.

I use both RHEL and CentOS in production and I can say with a high degree of confidence that while CentOS usually takes a while to get in sync when Red Hat does version updates (eg. 5.4->5.5, 5.x->6.0), the normal flow of security updates is usually not that far behind. A RHEL update for some package is usually followed by a CentOS update in 1-2 days (or shorter, as was the case with the recent glibc security updates).

I don't see any reason for not using CentOS in production, especially on machines that aren't running any kind of proprietary "enterprise" software and where management can be confortable on relying only on you for support (not that we *ever* had to call Red Hat for support...).

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