So I’ve been using CentOS 7 as my desktop OS for a few days now. Made significant headway in the edX Linux intro course, and things are going very very well. Since the course uses CentOS 6.5, I’ve created a virtual machine (in virtual box) to fiddle with and to do the activities in. However, CentOS 7 is current and of course I couldn’t see any reason not to use the latest and greatest for my own self.
Why do I like it?
No stability issues like I was having under Debian. Granted, I’m not using the Nvidia drivers I was using on the Debian install so that may have something to do with it. Zero freezes, can’t complain.
Opportunity to learn something new, its an industry standard. Good prep for the RHEL cert maybe?
Great additional repos! Skype in a repo? I’ll take it!
[travnewmatic@localhost ~]$ yum repolist
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* base: mirrors.centarra.com
* epel: mirrors.tummy.com
* extras: mirror-centos.hostingswift.com
* nux-dextop: mirror.li.nux.ro
* rpmforge: mirror.us.leaseweb.net
* updates: centosc5.centos.org
repo id repo name status
base/7/x86_64 CentOS-7 – Base 8,465
epel/x86_64 Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 7 – x86_64 5,740
extras/7/x86_64 CentOS-7 – Extras 30
google-chrome google-chrome 3
google-talkplugin google-talkplugin 1
nux-dextop/x86_64 Nux.Ro RPMs for general desktop use 1,276
rpmforge RHEL 7 – RPMforge.net – dag 245
updates/7/x86_64 CentOS-7 – Updates 726
virtualbox/7/x86_64 Oracle Linux / RHEL / CentOS-7 / x86_64 – VirtualBox 1