CentOS – how good is it?
March 26, 2006 3 Comments
The Community ENTerprise Operating System (CentOS) is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by a prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor. CentOS conforms fully with the upstream vendors redistribution policy and aims to be 100% binary compatible. (CentOS mainly changes packages to remove upstream vendor branding and artwork.) The CentOS Project is the organization that builds CentOS
No prizes for guessing who this “prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor” is :)
So is CentOS something worth relying on for running your beloved hardware? Hope we have an answer to that soon, we are experimenting on it at work and it seems to be holding up so far.
In the meantime, when I finally get the chance to dump Windows, I’ll choose Ubuntu. Or to affirm my Java faith should I go for Solaris?
But at least I have my Linux flavor of choice narrowed down to three.