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Re: Fedora vs Tao vs CentOs as servers



On Mon, Dec 20, 2004 at 09:49:25AM -0600, Ed Wilts wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 20, 2004 at 03:47:17PM +0800, Ow Mun Heng wrote:
> > I'm looking more towards the limited life_span of FC compared to it's
> > RHEL counterpart. (which is where tao linux/CentOs etc... comes into the
> > picture)
> > 
> > I'm getting a bit flustered with the term "legacy" where a normal FC
> > life-span is only like 18 months before the "legacy" becomes obsolete (I
> > think, correct me)
> > 
> > Now, RHEL is supposed to last for 5 years. (which is a bit too plenty
> > many) Hence, the question of using Tao Linux/Cent Os instead of Fedora.
> > 
> > Now, I can always roll my own rpms based on source packages as it _is_
> > faster than the mirrors can come out with updated ones. But that's
> > another story. (If I had a better/beefier box, I'll just run Gentoo on
> > it, but since this is a P133 w/ 128MB Ram, Its more like.. Tough Luck.)
> > 
> > Thoughts..
> 
<snip>
> I found Tao to be as stable as RHEL and the updates no more than a day
> behind Red Hat's releases.  If I did not want any support at all, I
> would not hesitate to run Tao in production.
<snip>
> My personal opinion is that for servers, stick with RHEL or Tao.  For
> desktops that want stable software, ditto.  For desktops that want the
> latest and greatest tools, Fedora might be good for you.

FYI, one more data point: I'm running TAO on my home workstation. it's
been great! I did have to hunt down and add some few packaages I wanted
that aren't in it, but that I can live with.

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                    Do you not know? Have you not heard? 
    The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. 
  He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
----------------------------- Isaiah 40:28 (niv) -----------------------------

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