Top 10 Benefits of CentOS over Fedora

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CentOS or Community ENTerprise Operating System is often compared to Fedora in various Internet forums. CentOS is essentially a community supported free and open source operating system based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It's targeted at people looking for enterprise-class operating system stability without the cost of certification and support. Whereas Fedora is a Red Hat sponsored, RPM based, free and open source operating system that runs the latest versions of software.When it comes to commercial use CentOS scores highly over Fedora. Let's see 10 benefits of CentOS over Fedora.

1. Operating Environment

Fedora is essentially a deskop oriented operating system. It has short release cycles and is a less stable in that respect. On the other hand CentOS has longer release cycles. This results in a more stable system and matured releases. Fedora has just 18 months of support cycle where as CentOS offers 5 years of support cycle. The last that needs to be calculated is that the average life cycle of a web browser is over 3 years. For a server based environment use of short life cycle operating system is not recommended. Obviously, CentOS is a better choice than Fedora in such environment. Further, CentOS strives to achieve RHEL package compliance, Fedora doesn't show much concern about that.

2. Speed

Fedora comes with a lot more programs than CentOS. However, when it comes to commercial application CentOS offers far more compatibility with commercial application, which is not the case with Fedora. Reducing the overload and sticking to more user centric programs makes CentOS faster.

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