Wrong distro for stability, then
Posted Aug 15, 2006 7:38 UTC (Tue) by warmcat1
In reply to: Wrong distro for stability, then
Parent article: X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
> at least the friends&family computers you
> help manage) should really be running RHEL,
Yes good advice, I have several servers on CentOS for the same reason. But Fedora's having the latest stuff (the RHEL/CentOS are still on 2.6.9) is not just appealing to the need for shiny things: many recent laptops and so on won't work well or at all on 2.6.9 and the level of xorg drivers in the "really stable" branches of The Redhat Way.
Fedora is the right answer I think. The question about issuing xorg 7.1 to FC5 was a difficult one, after all Fedora "doesn't support" binary drivers so it didn't have to not break those folks. But OTOH there is a ceaseless thumping of the Ubuntu drums coming from the jungle day and night and many people who currently need their binary drivers for a working desktop would certainly considered this beyond the limit.
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