CentOS 8 review - Let's toast to the next ten years

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Take a deep breath and commence to read this long, detailed review of CentOS 8 with Gnome desktop environment, tested in a multi-boo Windows & Linux setup on a laptop with UEFI, Intel graphics, and 16 partitions, covering installation and post-install usage, including initial setup, networking - Wireless, Bluetooth, Samba sharing, printing, multimedia - HD video and MP3 playback, smartphone support - Android, iPhone and Windows Phone, package management and updates, Gnome Software issues, default and additional software via RPM Fusion and EPEL repositories, problems with Gnome Shell extensions, Gnome Tweaks, desktop customization with new themes and icons, hardware compatibility and stability, suspend & resume, performance and responsiveness, resource utilization, battery life, various niggles, comparison to CentOS 7 and validity as modern desktop distribution, other observations, and more. Enjoy.

    https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/centos-8.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. longshots

    longshots Registered Member

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    try to read this sentence without coming up for oxygen. :)
    Great review - thanks.
     
  3. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

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    Still a lot of packages (compared to Centos7) missing from EPEL and RPMfusion - will be a while before we are going to be ready to migrate (and we might split our desktop and server strategy where before they have been together) - but considering the lifespan of Centos8, there is no rush !
     
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