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RE:Getting people into Linux



That's what the 'enterprise' distributions like RHEL and Centos are all
about.  However, in my opinion the application versions get too far
behind for desktop use between releases.  I'd like to see a distro that
splits the kernel and core libraries apart from the applications and
lets them run in different cycles.  If you have a stable kernel you can
fast-track the app updates since a application bug isn't likely to kill
your ability to automatically pick up the fix as soon as it is
available, where a system bug puts you out of business completely.
You should only need a new kernel when you get new hardware that the old
one doesn't handle.  Another thing that would be nice would be to add
the ability to easily defer updates and track a list known to be
harmless.  That is, updates could be put out on a fast cycle and some
community group might track problem complaints and hold off on adding
things to the 'accept' list until there is reason to believe that they
don't break anything - or this could be done internally in an
organization in an easier manner than the current one of having to
mirror the update repository with manual management and controlling all
the user settings to force it to be used.\


Agree 100% I don't see why we can't request what we want in an OS and
let RedHat folks just compile it for us? That's my new goal... Call me
in 5 years, I'll be a millionaire!  




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