For those of you out there that compute in a Red Hat way, both Cent and Fedora have been quite busy as of late.
The deal with the new CentOS is that the contribs repository is back with v5.3. In plain English this means more empowerment to the user (you) to submit and manage packages. There’s obviously more to 5.3, so read up on that if you like. CentOS is still one of the best Linux distros out there. It’s enterprise-style Red Hat Linux’ing is very attractive to many.
Fedora 11 is coming but the beta is available now. According to the Fedora team, a bunch of improvements are coming including cutting boot time, on-demand font and file support, new virtualization features and a lot more.
For those of you who like Red Hat or just the Red Hat style and are wondering which is better for you, the answer is dependent on what you want to do with the OS. If running servers and doing enterprise-style stuff is your thing, CentOS is better. If you want something more tailored to desktop use, Fedora is the better choice. This is not to say Fedora can’t do enterprise or Cent can’t do desktop. Both can do either. But each has their intended purpose.
If one were to ask which is better overall, that’s a really tough call because both are great.
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