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Pimp your CentOS into a perfect desktop

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When it comes to being used as a desktop operating system, CentOS has several major advantages: it is super-stable and offers a very long-term support, which are a blessing for people seeking serious work. On the other hand, the rock-solidness comes with one possible flaw; you don't always get the latest and greatest software.

In this article, I will show you how you can pimp a typical CentOS 6 installation, so that it comes with all the bling-bling you need, hence the colloquial term pimp. We'll learn how to get the latest Firefox and Chrome builds, LibreOffice, Sun Java, Adobe Flash, Skype, Google Earth, and a few more items. It's going to be a blast.

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