Linux has come into its own. The best release Rightardia has ever seen is CentOS 6.
According to the developer:
CentOS is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by a prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor. . .CentOS is developed by a small but growing team of core developers. In turn the core developers are supported by an active user community including system administrators, network administrators, enterprise users, managers, core Linux contributors and Linux enthusiasts from around the world.
CentOS has numerous advantages including: an active and growing user community, quickly rebuilt, tested, and QA'ed errata packages, an extensive mirror network, developers who are contactable and responsive reliable Enterprise Linux class distribution, multiple free support avenues including a wiki, IRC Chat, Email Lists, Forums, and a dynamic FAQ.
RHEL is a commercial Linux release that provides technical support for an annual subscription The "shareware version of RHEL is called Fedora, but lacks some of the features of the commercial software.
The install is simple and takes about 15 minutes.
First things, First
If you are considering an upgrade to Windows 8, this might be appropriate if any of the following apply:
- You are using unique software that is not available in Linux
- You are using unique hardware that does not have Linux drivers. See http://www.linux-drivers.org/
Also, there is lot of propitiatory software in Windows that may not have have a counterpart in Linux that will import existing Windows files.
The Linux advantage
Older PCs runs fine
Rather than buying a new PC that can run the latest Windows resource hog, just install the CentOS on your old PC. you will be amazed how fast your PC now is.
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