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Dear people, To convert some non-technical friends from Windows to Linux, I need a stable desktop distro. I do not want bleeding edge. So is CentOS a good choice? Or ...
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    Looking for stable desktop distro -- is CentOS a good choice?


    Dear people,

    To convert some non-technical friends from Windows to Linux, I need a stable desktop distro. I do not want bleeding edge. So is CentOS a good choice? Or is it only good for enterprises and is not non-technical-end-user-friendly?

    Thanks.

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    Please note that this is a specific question about the merits of CentOS and therefore not redirectable to the FAQ, IMHO.

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    One of the moderators on this site did a rant/review of Centos.
    While you may not get the same results that he did, it is well worth reading.
    http://www.techiemoe.com/tech/centos41.htm

    He reviews/rants about quite a few distros on his site, you should look at them.
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    There are some reviews on the CentOS distrowatch page as well: http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=centos

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