On 06/27/2018 11:39 AM, Todd Chester wrote:
On 06/27/2018 11:19 AM, bruce wrote:
> Also, given that centos is behind in terms of php/python/etc.. are
> there "better" OS/platforms to use?
Oh good golly! CentOS (RHEL) is a MISERABLE bug riddled OS.
I used it for years and almost went INSANE. Simply put, RHEL is
an Anti-Kaisen (Kaisen = Constant Improvement) OS. They
take a snapshot of a defunct versions of Fedora and freeze it
in place. The last straw was when RHEL ate my business
contacts in Osmo every time I shut down. Mind you Osmo
has this issue fixed but could do nothing for me as
RHEL is wildly out of date. That and it would not
run on modern motherboards.
I can pretty much guarantee it wasn't RHEL, but YOUR version of Osmo
that did that. That's like blaming Windows for corrupting your contact
list when it was really Outlook that did it.
On top of that, you obviously have no concept of how Fedora, RHEL and
CentOS are related.
Once Red Hat determines that Fedora is significantly improved/updated
and STABLE over the previous RHEL version, it takes a snapshot of that
version of Fedora and that becomes the next version of RHEL. Fedora
development continues on, leaving RHEL further behind, but at the point
it was forked, RHEL is STABLE and supportable by their staff.
Once RHEL is out and available, CentOS downloads the source RPMs for
the entire system, rebrands them, builds new RPMs from them and
publishes the next release of CentOS. Hence, CentOS lags behind RHEL
a bit as they must wait for the RHEL SRPMs to be published and for them
to make their changes. This includes updates to the system.
So, to say they take a snapshot of a defunct version of Fedora to create
RHEL is absolutely, 100% patently WRONG. It was the current version of
Fedora _at_the_time_the_fork_occurred_. On top of that, CentOS is no
more bug ridden that the equivalent version of RHEL. Hell, they're built
from the same source code. Sheesh!
The apps you use may have bugs and there may be fixes to the OS and
libraries. RHEL is a commercial product and if you don't pay for
updates, well, that's your fault. If you run CentOS and don't enable
CentOS updates (which are free), that's also your fault.
Anyone using Fedora MUST remember that they are the experimental
hamsters on the bleeding edge of (what WILL be) the next version of
RHEL and CentOS. There are PLENTY of problems with Fedora and the bits
and pieces it's built from. You may not hit them, but I'm a developer. I
have. Innumerable times. I have the scars, hat and t-shirt to prove it.
Keep in mind the following rule. Every OS is "stable"
*** if *** it runs the programs you want to use properly.
And you can freeze ANY OS by turning off the updates
(like RHEL does), even buggy M$ Windows (Shut Up 10).
You must SUBSCRIBE to RHEL's update channels as RHEL is a commercial OS
and their updates and support don't come for free. CentOS uses the same
upgrade mechanism as Fedora (dnf), is free of charge and support is
community-based. Those are really the only major differences between
RHEL and CentOS. And both WERE the current Fedora releases at the time
of the fork to create RHEL.
So where to turn? I have converted all of my computer
and all of my computers to Fedora (all on 28 now).
I adore Fedora. They actually fix things and keep
after bugs and problems. In my experience, because
of such, Fedora is about 50 times (not exaggerating)
more stable that freeze-all-the-bugs-in-place RHEL.
Don't use RHEL or clones (CentOS), if you want things
to be kept after.
Again, you must PAY for RHEL updates. CentOS will upgrade just like
Fedora if you enable it, but neither will never have the latest stuff as
the newer items may not be compatible with its kernel, libraries,
utilities and the like.
Oh and you will notice that your USB 2 is 4 to 5 times faster
and USB pass through actually works on qemu-kvm under Fedora
that RHEL. And you can actually use it on a modern motherboard!
Oh, geeze. RHEL/CentOS are running much older (but stable) kernels so
they will be slower and they don't have all the features of the newer
kernels. If you think Fedora is God's gift, there have been two kernel
releases on Fedora that have broken ACPI badly. There's an outstanding
bug between the LightDM display manager and the pam_kwallet system that
breaks privilege elevation. Fedora sure-as-hell isn't bug free.
So, pick which OS has the support you are after.
After converting to Fedora, I had a case of the out-right-laughter
over being so tickled over all the hundreds of bugs that were fixed.
VLC even worked right!
Fedora is newer and has its own bug issues. You, however, keep railing
about RHEL and it's lack of bug fixes. Pay for them. Or go to CentOS and
fully upgrade it and see what's what.
Almost no-one running a commercial venture runs Fedora because of
potential stability issues AND the fact that updates are only available
for Fedora for "current release less one" (updates stopped for F26 one
month after F28 came out). RHEL and CentOS generally have a 3-year or
more lifespan. No, they're not current, but they ARE supported. Fedora
26 isn't, for example. F27 will be supported until one month after F29
comes out. Get it?
And the irony did not miss me that kvm is a Red Hat project
and they can't run their fixes and upgrades on RHEL either.
qemu-kvm is sweet under Fedora, but a bug riddled mess under RHEL.
Wine Staging worked sweet under Fedora too.
I'd bet most of what you're whining about is fixed under updated
versions of RHEL and/or CentOS. Perhaps not all since they're based on
older kernels, libraries, Python version and the like, but still I'll
bet most of them are addressed.
If you use Fedora, I can guarantee you WILL get bitten by bugs, lose
blood and suffer data corruptions at some point. Having been a developer
under Fedora since it's FC8 days (Fedora Core 8), I have seen a LOT of
carnage. It is an experimental OS. While it's pretty stable and probably
better than a lot of other distros, it sure isn't perfect. If it was
perfect, we wouldn't need "dnf upgrade", would we?
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