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rexbinary
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CentOS 5.9 Released

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-5.9 for
i386 and x86_64 Architectures.

CentOS-5.9 is based on the upstream release EL 5.9 and includes packages from all variants including Server and Client. All upstream repositories have been combined into one, to make it easier for end users to work with.
Full Announcement:
»lists.centos.org/pipermail/cento···205.html

Release Notes:
»wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseN···entOS5.9

Seeding!
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taytong888

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Hello,

What's the difference between CentOS 5.9 and CentOS 6.2?

I 've already got 6.2. What is so special about 5.9 that it would make me switch over from 6.2?

Thank you.


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CentOS 5.9 is the latest release of CentOS 5 which follows RHEL 5.
CentOS 6.2 is the latest release of CentOS 6 which follows RHEL 6.

I don't know of any reason you would want to downgrade from CentOS 6 to CentOS 5 if everything is working properly for you.
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said by rexbinary:

I don't know of any reason you would want to downgrade from CentOS 6 to CentOS 5 if everything is working properly for you.

You might love CentOS, but hate KDE 4?


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said by graysonf:

said by rexbinary:

I don't know of any reason you would want to downgrade from CentOS 6 to CentOS 5 if everything is working properly for you.

You might love CentOS, but hate KDE 4?

Now I know of a reason you might want to downgrade from CentOS 6 to CentOS 5!
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said by graysonf:

said by rexbinary:

I don't know of any reason you would want to downgrade from CentOS 6 to CentOS 5 if everything is working properly for you.

You might love CentOS, but hate KDE 4?

Hmmm.... CentOS 6.3 here, GNOME or KDE, pick your poison on login.
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KDE 4 is not KDE 3.5. Neither is GNOME.


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said by graysonf:

KDE 4 is not KDE 3.5. Neither is GNOME.

I never said it was.

By golly you are correct KDE 3.5 is not KDE 4.

So in summary you hate KDE 4, do not like GNOME 2, like KDE 3.5 and love CentOS. Did I get that right?

I like CentOS, but love Slackware. Typing this from a Slackware64 install with KDE 4.9.5 and really like that too. Much improved over the earlier KDE 4 versions.

So... aside from KDE 3.5, is the any reason to downgrading to 5.9 if you have 6.2 installed? Say perhaps you use GNOME.
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said by chrisretusn:

So... aside from KDE 3.5, is the any reason to downgrading to 5.9 if you have 6.2 installed? Say perhaps you use GNOME.

Well, for me it would never be a matter of downgrading to 5.9. I just never upgraded to any 6.x due to them being KDE 4.

And downgrading/upgrading are really not applicable here as jumping major versions requires a fresh install from scratch.


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RHEL and CentOS have a 10 year lifespan (or longer now in some cases) meaning bug fixes and security patches are issued during that entire time.

This is one of the main reasons people like to use RHEL and CentOS on their servers, so they don't have to do major upgrades or reinstalls to keep their servers up to date and secure or pay someone to do it.

So that's why you still see 5.x releases even though 6.x is available.

Hope that helps!
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Well, I manged to stumble onto Trinity, A KDE 3.5 continuation effort for more recent Linuxes.

So, if you want CentOS 6 and a KDE 3.5 lookalike, then you can have it.

»www.trinitydesktop.org/


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CentOS here never has a GUI. All cli since it is a server and doesn't run anything requiring a GUI to install.


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said by ropeguru:

CentOS here never has a GUI. All cli since it is a server and doesn't run anything requiring a GUI to install.

Myself included, but graysonf See Profile uses CentOS on his desktop.


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No, it's both a server and a desktop, but more of a server.


rexbinary
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And that's what I get for trying to speak for someone else. Bad Rex bad.


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If you're running apps the depend on libraries or software in the 5x releases of Redhat/CentOS and don't want to muck with them.

Other than that and the desktop interface I can't think of anything else.

We are a Redhat shop now pretty much as far as our Unices are concerned (AIX still in house but going away soon). We recently built a new box to replace an application server for a group we host for. They were the last 5x branch of Redhat in our production environment. But I know of places that are and will be running 5x for a while.
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