posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 02:25 PM
For the last few years I have been using Win7 mainly due to convenience. This relates mainly to a wireless printer and specific programmes such as
WPS Office. I have privacy concerns relating to Win10 (also read this malware is being back-ported to Win7 through security updates). I would not
use Cortana and do not need a social app environment. WPS Office is now available on Linux (not sure about wireless printers). As I have some spare
time I have decided to make a full transition to Linux.
I did try a few Linux distros a few years ago and preferred Fedora over Ubuntu and Linux Mint. I have also run a CentOS VPS for a couple of years and
learned a great deal, particularly security aspects (initially 6 and 7 for the last 6 months).
My instincts are to go with a RHEL based distro due to my server experience. Running a server is obviously different from a home pc but the operating
system experience is relevant to me. This narrows it down to Fedora and CentOS. I did some reading online and from what I can gather the only
difference is cutting edge/potential instability (Fedora) versus security/stability (CentOS).
I do like using YUM from the command line but Fedora has now changed to DFN. Fedora offers different desktop environments in ISOs whereas CentOS does
not. Not sure this will be an issue as not really read much on the different flavours (KDE, Gnome etc).
I did find this link
which shows you how to configure CentOS 7 to make it
home pc friendly (or as the author states " into a truly remarkable desktop lean mean killing machine". To quote the author
"With a bit of third-party help, CentOS 7 is a modern, relevant, elegant and fully featured distribution with all the perks, goodies and advantages
you find in most popular Debian family releases. Plus ten years of robustness. Plus more. Still more. I am totally pleased, and now it's time to
expand my usage of this Fedora-19-based gem, because it has everything you need: a modern kernel, stability and tons of great apps. Bloody
This article was written over a year ago and CentOS 7 is now well established. Is anyone using CentOS on a home pc? Has anyone used both Fedora and
CentOS? Which one did you prefer?
Thanks for any help/guidance.
edit on 8-10-2015 by deliberator because: (no reason given)