What Is It Like Migrating Mission Critical Servers from Paid Linux (RHEL) to
Free Linux (CentOS)?

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| Q: When we spoke several months ago you were considering a move from Red Hat
| to a free binary clone of RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) like CentOS. Are
| you still going forward with that, and if so, why?
| A: Yes. We've been using Red Hat 7.3 for five years on about three dozen
| production servers, but now we are migrating to CentOS 5.


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| It crossed my mind that Red Hat does indeed know how to put out a good Linux
| distribution, no matter whether it be a community effort or one for the
| enterprise.
| By the evening, I was left wishing that they would put half as much effort as
| has gone into Fedora into their dealings with the media.



CentOS 5 as a Desktop System

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| CentOS 5 is a stable system which can be user either as a server OS or
| as a desktop system for a normal user. The latter requires a few
| modifications in the default installation (like the performance
| fixes mentioned in the article), but after the tweaking is done,
| it works great and is worth recommending.


Dollars and CentOS 4.5: Updating Up2date

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| I continue to be impressed with the way CentOS/Red Hat is laid out. There are
| tons of management tools, and mousing over just about anything on the screen
| causes small "help" boxes to open up. Nice touch.


Review: CentOS 5

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| CentOS 5.0 gets high marks from me for a lot of what they do, but looses a
| few points for some of the things they either forgot to do, or chose not to
| do. For business use, it’s a well rounded Linux distribution that’s ready for
| the desktop for certain. But for the portable user and the home user, I feel
| that it needs to grow a bit more before it will find its way onto my
| shortlist of recommended Linux distributions. With what I’ve seen, I’d really
| love for it to reach that level at some point, but for now it’s not. But I
| must say, the developers have done well and I look forward to future versions
| and all the great new things that they will be bringing about in the years to
| come!


A First Look At CentOS 5

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| After what has become a few weeks with it, I believe CentOS 5 is a
| worthy successor to previous versions. If you're in the market for
| an easy to use Linux operating system, you will find me suggesting it.


CentOS The Red Hat Clone

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| The release of the free, community-based CentOS 5 Enterprise Linux so
| soon after the RHEL 5 release is hardly a surprise; the same thing
| happened with RHEL 4 two years ago. Nor does Red Hat consider CentOS
| a competitor, but rather a distribution that fills a need. The
| company also said CentOS will help it grow its business.