Linked by Andrew Case on Thu 11th Nov 2010 22:02 UTC
Red Hat "Red Hat, Inc. today announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, the latest major release of the company's flagship operating platform, setting the scene for its server operating systems for the next decade. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Red Hat defines new standards for commercial open source operating environments. Designed to support today's flexible and varied enterprise architectures, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 delivers the comprehensive foundation customers need for physical, virtualized and cloud deployments."
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RE[3]: Comment by Terg
by CrLf on Sun 14th Nov 2010 11:32 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Terg"
CrLf
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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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