CentOS 8 Review | Distro Delves S2:Ep33



Is CentOS suitable as a desktop or workstation? Can you play games on it? What’s the performance and resource usage like on it?

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Devin BARTON

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25 thoughts on “CentOS 8 Review | Distro Delves S2:Ep33

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    September 16, 2020 at 8:12 am
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    You forgot to click "system tools" during the install. If you did, that would have installed samba and some of the other networking things that you mentioned later in the video.

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    September 16, 2020 at 8:12 am
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    Rpm fusion is great for all codecs and nvidia drivers steam and everything..

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    September 16, 2020 at 8:12 am
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    what about to try Centos 8 from a med size company point of view, is it good for business,
    i recommended it for enterprise alongside ubuntu or Redhat because of professional support, but Centos 8 is free.
    Centos stream is rolling distro it is just fedora 9 months ago wich is good after testing stuff in fedora it move to Centos stream then to RHEL8 then to Centos 8.

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    September 16, 2020 at 8:12 am
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    About 6-7 years ago was using CentOS as a desktop for almost a year before I switched distro and from what I can remember it was great. The only complaint I had is the massively outdated packages. Packages by definition are ancient. Anyhow great vid, thanks Egee!

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    September 16, 2020 at 8:12 am
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    fwiw, Lance Davis, founder of CentOS, pronounces it “sinn-toss” but doesn’t seem to mind other pronunciations. I occasionally hear “cent-oh-ess” too. Reading the comments, I questioned if I’ve been mispronouncing Mentos all these years 😀

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    September 16, 2020 at 8:12 am
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    Why is the CPU and GPU usage so low on War Thunder?

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    September 16, 2020 at 8:12 am
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    CentOS to me sucks because it uses too old software is some cases older then debian, the major and point releases are released few months after RHEL releases so upgrade time is slow and I wound few time vulnerabilities released for some time that are working on CentOS. I know this will make some CentOS nerds rage but you can use Debian for a server or other distros and if they really prefer Red Hat based distros they can use RHEL Oracle Linux or Fedora, they are similar and RHEL and Oracle Linux are open source so a far as I understand you can used them without support on a server without paying.

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    September 16, 2020 at 8:12 am
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    Centos, one word. Because everyone I ever heard speak about it said it thus. Weird that this stands out better than Fedora when it's not ever mentioned when talking about desktop Linux. Gotta say though that I can't bring myself to trust a distro by an American company. It's not as bad as with Chinese distros – which I'd definitely never touch – but hoh boy, the USA have, under various governments, clearly shown they know no ethics, morals, decency or law.

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    September 16, 2020 at 8:12 am
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    Egee I think it’s meant to be called Cent OS. But who cares anyways

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    September 16, 2020 at 8:12 am
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    You have answered my question 😂. I always say Opensuse looks like Windows Server specially when dealing with packages and software. The answer is enterprise.

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    September 16, 2020 at 8:12 am
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    I generally use CentOS 7 for servers and VMs. The "full"/DVD sized ISO's anaconda used to ask you which Desktop Environment you wanted installed.
    I installed it once on a laptop and it worked fine except for gaming where it was missing a 32-bit version of a steam dependency, glad to know that's no longer an issue.
    Also I've been saying CentOS like mentos, but given the capitalization, I think I've been saying it wrong.

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    September 16, 2020 at 8:12 am
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    hmmmm this is weird, I thought Gnome changed their themes / icons with the 3.32 release.

    maybe it's selective update?

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    September 16, 2020 at 8:12 am
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    Install once, upgrade in a decade distro. I've gotten v used to calling it Cent O S tbh

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    September 16, 2020 at 8:12 am
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    This is surreal. I’m so accustomed to using CentOS as a server often without a GUI, yet you’re using it for desktop and gaming purposes. Very cool. Thanks, Egee!

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