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    Fedora or CentOS

    I have a vps based on CentOS 4
    and am using Fedora Core 5 on my desktop, I wonder should I use CentOS or I better stay with Fedora.
    I new to linux and I want to learn for better support to my server

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    Linux Guru antidrugue's Avatar
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    As of my personal opinion, I like something stable (like CentOS or Debian Stable) on my server, but I prefer to have the latest on my desktop (like Fedora Core 5 or Debian Etch).
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    For servers, CentOS all the way. Fedora is a very, very nice Desktop solution but really not the best solution when it comes to servers for two reasons:

    1. Fedora is bleeding edge, thus things tend to break here and there.
    2. Fedora is not as long supported and patched as CentOS (=RHEL clone)
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    I agree. CentOS is perfect as a server as it is extremely stable. It also makes a very nice desktop. Fedora is way on the outside edge of the Linux envelope and you're likely to run into many more bugs and configuration problems. Some folks like that challenge though, so it's really a matter of preference.
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    Linux Guru techieMoe's Avatar
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    I can echo most of the sentiments expressed here. If you want the latest and greatest but don't mind having to deal with broken packages or random program crashes, Fedora would be what you want. If however you want a functional system that's stable and doesn't require an awful lot of "fixing" on your part (but isn't always up-to-date on the latest programs) then go with CentOS.
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