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Old 5th May 2016
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I installed CentOS-7 with the Mate desktop back onto the machine: stable functionality has been restored. The CentOS culture is a bit difficult to live with - I feel like a [non-paying] customer or maybe like a guest in a hotel (or a squatter) - the system doesn't feel like it's mine. I suspect that aspect of the culture is somewhat by design.
I wonder how the RHCA, RHCE, RHSA study materials might be used in place of a Handbook and FAQ?
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Not sure what you mean about the culture. Documentation can be pretty bad, but there are some useful docs there too. The CentOS FAQ is often more useful than the official RH docs.
As for study guides, if you mean books and such, the Michael Jang books are very good. I don't know if there's one for RHEL7 yet.
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Comparing documentation has been separated from its parent thread:

http://daemonforums.org/showthread.p...8873#post58873

...as that thread discusses hardware compatibility issues with OpenBSD.

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At work at Carnegie Mellon University we run Springdale Linux which is Princeton University/Institute version of RHEL. The Rutgers university super computer center uses Springdale as well. Users,scientific computing guys, are mature and very knowledgeable. This is the oldest RHEL free version. I didn't like CentOS storage guys when they were independent let alone now when the work for Red Hat. Scientific Linux was OK (Fermi Labs)but Red Hat killed. Now they are CentOS community edition. Red Hat has Ok documentation.
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Not sure what you mean about the culture. [...]
One perspective on culture might be:

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Technical minutia aside, imagine the various operating systems as each having a distinct culture. From this perspective, selecting the OS to use is a matter of finding the culture that best matches your demeanor and style.

I see some of the various OS cultures like this:
  • FreeBSD is like a university campus.
  • OpenBSD is like a military base.
  • Enterprise Linux (RedHat) is like a business park.
  • Ubuntu Linux is like Disney World.
  • MS Windows is like a shopping mall.

How do you see them?
However, if the focus were to shift toward the technology, I [am beginning to] see OpenBSD more like an immaculately restored antique show car that has been chromed and polished with attention to every nut and knob and cable and hose. It's simple enough to work on and it can be driven around town on a nice day but it is archaic technology and despite being very well maintained it continues to have the problems and limitations of the past.
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