One big advantage, support is much longer term than Ubuntu and others, saving one the hassle of fresh installing or upgrading every 6 months or after 18 months when all support, incl. security patches and bug fixes will cease. From the CentOS FAQ:- The install seems straightforward but how easy is it for an Ubuntu user to migrate ? Have noticed that some users are complaining about connecting to the repos being problematic. I suppose that there is also less 'eyecandy' but that would rank below stability for me anyday. In short can this distro be recommended ?