Re: First Impressions Count
Posted by ke913ke on 2012/2/14 18:25:06
Here is my three cents worth since I have three points...
1) I have to agree on the documentation issue. Since I'm not a system admin in any form, some type of straight up "Centos 6.2 Handbook" link would have been nice. The Wiki is admirable, but some of us aren't computer folks for a living and I'm man enough to admit that a little "hand holding" by you experts is downright helpful sometimes.
2) This Centos thing can't be too hard. I only found Centos 6.2 due to a little spontaneous anger. After using Ubuntu and Xubuntu for about eight months, I decided to get on the porch with the big dogs and install Debian on my Acer laptop. I attempted two different "testing" iso installs and one LiveCD install and all three failed. I immediately decided to divorce the .deb side of the family and, since I still wanted the concept of "stable," I thought I'd give Centos a look. Wireless, printing, and fonts were all perfect after five minutes and I realized I had found a new home.
3) This third point is a side note for all you Centos "insiders." I know that enterprise is in the name, but you guys are doing yourself a huge disfavor by allowing the linux media to classify Centos again and again in the news as a distro for servers. I do not have a home server, and I'm new enough at this that I don't even know how or why I would even want a server. I do run Centos 6.2 on a laptop and it seems to be pretty darn good enough for my non-server needs. With a little exploration on search engines on adding Times New Roman for my son's schoolwork, flash for Youtube, and three or four other extras, I am good to go. I think Centos kicks some rear end as an awesome non-server machine. I am even shocked on how many games this thing came with by default and I didn't know that marrying Gnome and KDE programs was even a choice before. You insider types are hurting yourself by not getting the word out that Centos can be great for non-servers with just a slight amount of work. I, for one, plan on doing my part to let some people know... Thanks, folks.
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