[GLLUG] Problems with CentOS 4 to 5 upgrade

Chris Vine vine35792468 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 24 13:44:47 UTC 2017

On Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:37:05 +0000
James Courtier-Dutton via GLLUG <gllug at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
> Hi,
> I don't know of any plans by Redhat/CentOS to make upgrading Major
> versions easier.
> FYI, all Debian based distributions upgrade Major versions without
> any problems. I have had good experiences with Ubuntu Server in the
> past. But I have doubts now that Ubuntu have dropped the whole point
> that Ubuntu was created but dropping support for the Desktop.
> The Ubuntu mission used to be to provide a good free accessible
> desktop experience to all.
> Mainly to help disadvantaged people in Africa.
> Over time, Ubuntu have gone against the open source community and done
> their own thing. This has discourages community contributions to
> Ubuntu.
> If Ubuntu had been more inclusive, they would probably be in a much
> better situation than they are today.
> So, Debian might be a good choice for you now, instead of going to
> CentOS 7. You have to do a re-install to get to CentOS 7, so might be
> worth looking at a .deb based distro as it will not be any extra
> effort to upgrade to.
> Kind Regards
> James

Do you any citations for ubuntu "dropping support for the Desktop"?  I
know that they do not ship 32-bit ISOs of ubuntu-17.10 and are dropping
unity in favour of gnome (a welcome decision in my view which should
improve their position in the community) but I have not read that they
are dropping the desktop.  That would be mad.

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