Scap for Centos

Andrew Gilmore agilmore2 at
Thu May 22 22:40:50 UTC 2014

I expect a large portion of the current (non-paying!) CentOS community will
feel hijacked.

This is going rapidly off-topic, so skip this one if you desire!

I've installed both the RHEL 7 beta and RC1. I've liked what I've seen so
far, I just hope the churn in the program availability on the desktop is
kept up with to the point that I can use current multi-media tools. I'm not

Here's my current use of Linux: I admin two RHEL servers for work. I run
Fedora 20 in a laptop VM and at home on the desktop, as well as a CentOS 6
server. I attempted to run a couple of CentOS 6 desktops at home, but
failed miserably with multimedia and video-editing tools.

Since my recent bad experiences with Fedora 20, and hearing that Fedora is
for working on, not to actually work, I'm reconsidering what to run on the

I almost installed Ubuntu the other day, because of their reputation to be
more stable than Fedora and more up-to-date than RHEL. I'd rather not, but
I may have to go there. Guess what I would then be recommending for the
next OS refresh at work?

I've been using Redhat since 5.2 (that's 1998). It's a bit depressing.

On Thu, May 22, 2014 at 4:24 PM, Shawn Wells <shawn at> wrote:

> On 5/22/14, 6:14 PM, Andrew Gilmore wrote:
> I don't get it. Reading this line from the FAQ
> "No, CentOS releases will follow shortly after the release of Red Hat
> Enterprise Linux source. "
> leads me to believe that CentOS will be largely usable as it has been, as
> a free, completely compatible version of RHEL. Yes, with challenges in
> errata availability, but that's the use case.
>  Suggesting that CentOS is going to be *upstream* of RHEL suggests
> several other valuable, but completely different, uses. I'm not sure this
> is a great move, as I see bigger challenges coming from the free and
> polished desktop side (*cough* Ubuntu).
> The underlying perception is that historically RHEL6 == CentOS6. In the
> future, as CentOS develops into it's own community, the two will diverge
> measurably (which is a good thing for the community, IMO!). This allows
> Fedora to track closer to upstream, CentOS to serve special development
> platform needs, RHEL to serve enterprise. We may encounter a situation akin
> to Fedora 30, CentOS 10, RHEL 7... all on different release cycles, all
> with different spins and purposes.
>  RHEL 7 should be very interesting.
> Download & play with the release candidate!
> I'd wager you're getting at the evolution of the community, though. And
> you're right. It'll be interesting.
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