Review: CentOS 6.0

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0 was released a little less than 9 months ago, while RHEL derivative Scientific Linux 6.0 "Carbon" was released a little less than 5 months ago. Yet, it took 8 months after the release of RHEL 6.0 for CentOS 6.0 to be released.

I tested CentOS on a live USB made with MultiSystem. After getting past the boot menu, I was greeted by a scrolling wall of text. While this wasn't bad per se, it would have been nice to see a boot splash like Scientific Linux. A short while after that, I was taken to the GDM screen, where I was eventually logged in automatically. That took me to the GNOME 2.28 desktop, which was identical to that of Scientific Linux, save for the replacement of the logo with that of CentOS. There really isn't much else for me to report there, so I won't dwell on it further.

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