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Review: CentOS 3.3: A Red Hat Alternative

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A freely distributable Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) alternative...
CentOS is marketed as not just a server OS, but as a workstation OS also, but surprisingly, it does not include any office suite. Surely a workstation distro should include OpenOffice.org or KOffice? Yes, downloading and installing these packages is not very difficult on a broadband connection, but these are essentials in an office workstation. A pure server OS may not need these, but if CentOS is being marketed as a workstation OS, they should be included. I asked the developers about this and they said that the RPMs are, in fact, on the CDs, but a bug in the comps.xml prevents the installer from showing them.
 read more | mail this link | score:7134 | -Ray, November 24, 2004
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