I heart CentOS 7

So I’ve been using CentOS 7 as my desktop OS for a few days now.  Made significant headway in the edX Linux intro course, and things are going very very well.  Since the course uses CentOS 6.5, I’ve created a virtual machine (in virtual box) to fiddle with and to do the activities in.  However, CentOS 7 is current and of course I couldn’t see any reason not to use the latest and greatest for my own self.

Why do I like it?

No stability issues like I was having under Debian.  Granted, I’m not using the Nvidia drivers I was using on the Debian install so that may have something to do with it.  Zero freezes, can’t complain.

Opportunity to learn something new, its an industry standard.  Good prep for the RHEL cert maybe?

Great additional repos!  Skype in a repo?  I’ll take it!

[travnewmatic@localhost ~]$ yum repolist
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: mirrors.centarra.com
 * epel: mirrors.tummy.com
 * extras: mirror-centos.hostingswift.com
 * nux-dextop: mirror.li.nux.ro
 * rpmforge: mirror.us.leaseweb.net
 * updates: centosc5.centos.org
repo id                          repo name                                                         status
base/7/x86_64                    CentOS-7 – Base                                                   8,465
epel/x86_64                      Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 7 – x86_64                    5,740
extras/7/x86_64                  CentOS-7 – Extras                                                    30
google-chrome                    google-chrome                                                         3
google-talkplugin                google-talkplugin                                                     1
nux-dextop/x86_64                Nux.Ro RPMs for general desktop use                               1,276
rpmforge                         RHEL 7 – RPMforge.net – dag                                         245
updates/7/x86_64                 CentOS-7 – Updates                                                  726
virtualbox/7/x86_64              Oracle Linux / RHEL / CentOS-7 / x86_64 – VirtualBox                  1
repolist: 16,487