[olug] Centos

Sheldon, Roger W Roger.Sheldon at firstdata.com
Wed May 22 16:03:09 UTC 2013

Good point about keeping packages updated & upgrades. Definitely worth bringing up.

Roger Sheldon
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From: olug-bounces at olug.org [mailto:olug-bounces at olug.org] On Behalf Of Obi-Wan
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:11 AM
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Subject: Re: [olug] Centos

> Company I work for is currently using SLES but looks like new builds will be Centos for non-critical. Looking at their website support/ticketing perspective I don't get a warm fuzzy.  I believe it's RH w/out the $$ cost or support. I think Openlogic is the 3rd party vendor support we are going with. Would appreciate input from anyone using Centos good bad or indifferent.

CentOS is basically a free knock-off of RHEL.  When I ran all the Linux servers at the hospital (I left there 5 years ago), we ran RHEL for the production servers and CentOS for the testing/development servers.  I still run CentOS on my home firewall.  It's rock solid reliable, but as a result, the packages do lag quite a ways behind the current development branches.

There were complaints a few years ago about CentOS lagging uncomfortably far behind RHEL's releases, which isn't fun if you're using it for a testing environment.  At the time, people were talking about Scientific Linux moving into the "prefered RHEL clone" position.  I haven't kept up to date with that situation, so I don't know if it's still the case.

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