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[ale] CentOS 5.0 released!!



Well, first off: it's RedHat Enterprise Linux for free (and without the
support contract).

WMM

On 4/13/07, Christopher Bergeron <christopher at bergeron.com> wrote:
>
> What makes CentOS such a draw?
>
> Pardon my naivete, but I've been playing in the OSX world quite a bit
> lately.  I'm a full on Linux veteran, but last I heard Ubuntu was the
> 'hot new thing' (even though it doesn't impress me as much as Slackware,
> but I digress).  I know it's built on a SELinux core, but that's pretty
> much all I know about it.
>
> NOTE:  This is not flamebait, I'm strictly curious why I'm hearing so
> much about CentOS lately (and why all the VMware images seem to be built
> upon it).   PLEASE DON'T FLAME and/or reply unless you're answering the
> question directly.
>
> Kind regards,
> Chris Bergeron
>
>
>
>
> Warren Myers wrote:
> > ahh, good point
> >
> > didn't think about the compat libs
> >
> > On 4/12/07, *Michael B. Trausch* <fd0man at gmail.com
> > <mailto:fd0man at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> >     On Thu, 2007-04-12 at 18:56 -0400, Warren Myers wrote:
> >>     whoa! it's 7 CDs or 1 DVD for the x64 edition.
> >>
> >>     What makes it that much bigger? (and don't tell me that files are
> >>     all twice the size cause it's 64-bit and not 32 :) )
> >
> >     The compiled size of code is different for every architecture,
> >     which is part of it.
> >
> >     For the x86-64 machines, there are also 32-bit compatibility
> >     libraries, which add to the system.  For example, I am using
> >     Ubuntu on my new AMD64 dual-core system, and have the 32-bit
> >     compatibility libraries installed for various things (among them,
> >     the ability to run Flash and Java, though I haven't figured out
> >     how to get the Java plug-in working quite yet because I haven't
> >     seriously needed it yet).
> >
> >         -- Mike
> >
> >     --
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"God may not play dice with the universe, but something strange is going on
with the prime numbers." --Paul Erd?s
"It's not possible. We are the type of people who have everything in our
favor going against us." --Ben Jarhvi, Short Circuit 2
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