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Re: Goodbye Fedora and hello Centos?

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Dave Gutteridge wrote:

> I was unable to resolve my problems in reading DVD drives in Fedora 4.
So, I decided to switch to another distribution. I saw on one site that
the three distros being nominated for best distribution by user's vote
were Ubuntu, CentOS, and Fedora Core. I tried Ubuntu, but the installer
kept failing. So I went to CentOS.
> Anyway, long story short, CentOS looks and feels just like Fedora, and
it reads all my DVD drives normally, so I think I could be happy with it.
> But...
> When I tried to install Xine, using yum, it said it could not find it.
And then I went looking for an RPM for Xine, and they're all for Red Hat
or Fedora. I tried installing an RPM for Fedora anyway, reasoning that
maybe they were the same in more than just looks, but no dice.
> As I looked around the net, it seems that applications all seem to have
specific builds for Red Hat, Fedora, a couple of Debian builds... but no
CentOS. Going by the amount of available information and support, Fedora
is the primary Linux distribution, and CentOS hardly even exists.
> Can't I have it all? Stability, the ability to read my DVD drives,
*and* a variety of applications?
> Further, why is everything being built for Fedora if it's some kind of
experimental build not ideal for consumer use (as was explained to me on
this very list)?
> What's the deal here?
> Dave
CentOS is a brand and price-ticket free community packaged version of
RedHat (can't remember what the current number is). So a RedHat RPM
should work fine...

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