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CentOS Questions
« on: July 05, 2015, 01:26:57 AM »
Hey guys, I have a few questions about CentOS.
Is it basically the Debian of the RPM world? Does it use the same repositories as Fedora? If I'm familiar to the before times of Fedora 22 (back when Fedora used YUM), I'll be right at home here, right?
I'm asking because soon, I plan on going to community college to raise my GPA so I can transfer to a university when I'm ready. The university I had in mind does use Linux, and from the looks of it, they primarily use CentOS as their Linux distro of choice.
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Re: CentOS Questions
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2015, 04:54:38 AM »
If your 'Uni' uses CentOS, then that is the distro to install in my opinion, as they are all 'RedHat' based, most likely programs from each ones repos will work on each distro, but use the CentOS repos, unless there is something they don't have.
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Re: CentOS Questions
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2015, 06:02:29 AM »
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Hey guys, I have a few questions about CentOS.
I try to do my best but your questions aren't very specific
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Is it basically the Debian of the RPM world?
Depends on what you mean by that but yes the comparison is kind of legit, both focus on stability over bleeding edge software and features.
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Does it use the same repositories as Fedora?
No it doesn't.
But there is the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) community repo which can be used by Fedora and CentOS.

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If I'm familiar to the before times of Fedora 22 (back when Fedora used YUM), I'll be right at home here, right?
Well depends on what you mean by that
If you're used to yum, that's the package manager of CentOS at the moment, yes.
It works the same way as it does/did on Fedora.


To clarify the relationship between Fedora, CentOS and RHEL:
RHEL is based on Fedora, CentOS is basically a unbranded spin-of of RHEL.


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Re: Re: CentOS Questions
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2015, 05:14:23 PM »
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Depends on what you mean by that but yes the comparison is kind of legit, both focus on stability over bleeding edge software and features
Yeah, that's what I meant.
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No it doesn't.
But there is the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) community repo which can be used by Fedora and CentOS.
Ok, thanks!
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Well depends on what you mean by that
If you're used to yum, that's the package manager of CentOS at the moment, yes.
It works the same way as it does/did on Fedora.
Sweet! I'm quite familiar with yum so that's good.

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To clarify the relationship between Fedora, CentOS and RHEL:
RHEL is based on Fedora, CentOS is basically a unbranded spin-of of RHEL.
I always get that confused. I always think Fedora is based off of RHEL, and every time I have to check distrowatch for that. xD
So is CentOS a community driven copy of RHEL?
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Re: CentOS Questions
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2015, 08:01:45 PM »
No, do NOT use Fedora repos, you can install these repos if you want it for Desktop use:
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These repos will allow you to install software that you find in Fedora.

EL=Enterprise Linux and that's what CentOS is
« Last Edit: September 20, 2015, 10:02:33 PM by EricG »