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I'm still to install Linux (waiting for a replacement of a bad DIMM) on my new box. It will probably be CentOS, following 'Rubberman's recommendation in forum/coffee-lounge/166195-distro-recommendation-development-use.html . I assume ...
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    What file system to choose ?


    I'm still to install Linux (waiting for a replacement of a bad DIMM) on my new box. It will probably be CentOS, following 'Rubberman's recommendation in forum/coffee-lounge/166195-distro-recommendation-development-use.html .

    I assume (as I haven't installed Linux before) there could be a choice of file systems. Is there any recommendation on what I should/could use ?

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    CentOS will probably want to use ext3. Here is a poll.
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    I'll second the ext3 recommendation!
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    Yes,my vote goes to ext3 for new users! Perfectly stable FS !
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    Ext3 it is!
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    EXT 3 still is the most implemented FS in Linux environments, so I'd recommend EXT3. I've used EXT4 but I don't see any direct advantages, yet (for me that is).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bemk View Post
    I've used EXT4 but I don't see any direct advantages, yet (for me that is).
    Right... the only obvious advantage that I've experienced with ext4 is the much quicker filesystem checking. Otherwise, I like ext3 every bit as well and highly recommend it for its stability.
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    With the new RHEL6 coming out in Oct(ish) ext4 is going to be the default file system. I'm guessing that Fedora/CentOS will follow suit shortly there after since the code base is the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightShade03 View Post
    With the new RHEL6 coming out in Oct(ish) ext4 is going to be the default file system. I'm guessing that Fedora/CentOS will follow suit shortly there after since the code base is the same.
    Nice to know, thanks for the heads up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    Right... the only obvious advantage that I've experienced with ext4 is the much quicker filesystem checking. Otherwise, I like ext3 every bit as well and highly recommend it for its stability.
    Other than faster fsck. ext4 provides faster deletion for large files since it stores file contents in extent format. Few other enhancements might not be applicable for desktop users.
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