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Re: fedora LTS , why not?



On Saturday 21 March 2009 11:09:06 Adel ESSAFI wrote:
> 2009/3/21 Adel ESSAFI <adel safi imag fr>
>
> > 2009/3/21 Sharpe, Sam J
> > <sam sharpe+lists redhat gmail com<sam sharpe%2Blists redhat gmail com>
> >
> >> 2009/3/21 Adel ESSAFI <adelessafi gmail com>:
> >> > I see that many of you point me to centOs. The idea is interresting.
> >> > However, why centOs is not as known as ubuntu. The main advantage in
> >>
> >> ubunti
> >>
> >> > (in my point of view) is LTS and codecs!  Why centOS is not a
> >> > commercial success?
> >>
> >> CentOS is a success. I've been looking for a new job recently and lots
> >> of medium-sized businesses are using CentOS. In my limited experience
> >> I have only found one company asking for Ubuntu experience. Ubuntu's
> >> codec support is also no different to Fedora - it's not in the main
> >> repositories, you have to enable universe, just like you have to
> >> enable rpmfusion for Fedora.
>
> I agree. But, things looks easier in ubuntu! The coded is loaded
> automatically (afte a confirmation from the user). Why such features are
> not avalaible in Fedora!

That is mostly an illusion created somewhat by the ubuntu user community.  You 
said things "look" easier.  Like what?  Could you give a good example?  The 
codecs are installed the same way and used the same way in both ubuntu and 
CentOS/Fedora.

> > Regards
> >
> >> However, CentOS isn't used as much in large organisations - they tend
> >> (as my current employer does) to use Red Hat Enterprise Linux, because
> >> it is certified by lots of application and hardware vendors and can be
> >> purchased with support contracts which they have the money to buy.
> >>
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