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Re: [OT] Google Trends - slightly more OT



On Sunday 14 May 2006 12:31 pm, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-05-14 at 01:18, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> > > I can't see any downside to Red Hat offering a sub-$100/annual version
> > > of their EL system for home use.   Ditch the support options if
> > > necessary and just provide updates from RHN.
> > >
> > > It seems like a lost revenue stream to me.   Is there something very
> > > basic I'm overlooking?
> >
> > How would this be better than Fedora?
>
> The code is better-tested before initial release (mostly coming
> from late in a fedora cycle), then supported with updates
> for 7 years.  For servers this is *much* better because the
> server software is mostly feature-complete and you don't
> want to have to reinstall them all the time.  However,
> Centos has pretty much filled this need with their free
> rebuild from the source rpms and free update support.
>
> For desktops you probably have to put up with the fast
> fedora release cycle because the desktop and application
> software is still evolving rapidly.  But it's too bad that
> you have to replace working kernel and device driver versions
> with new and experimental ones just to get a current version
> of evolution, OOo, and firefox.
>

My desktop machine is partitioned into an FC 5 and a RHEL 4 install.  I'm 
currently trying to get the latest KDE (3.5.2) x86_64 installed correctly via 
yum 2.4 (the latest version which runs on RHEL w/o upgrading Python) on the 
RHEL4 installation.

Does anyone know of a working repository for this?  I can create a repo file 
for the kde-redhat repository but if barfs continually on missing 
dependencies.

Any pointers or success stories would be appreciated.

DP

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