Cent-OS Vs. Ubuntu

This is a preview into some thoughts I have regarding a full article on this subject currently I am using a number of Linux systems for various things such as web servers, email servers, network monitoring, firewall etc. I cannot really decide which Linux distro I prefer as I’m using 2x Ubuntu (Natty and Oneirc) and 3/4 Centos (5 and 6) – I find these are the best freebies but I cannot decide whether one is better than the other… time to do some testing



OK so I have to say that traditionally Ubuntu was my OS of choice; quick and easy to install, great package management and lots of good tools in the repositories…however, I have to say Cent-OS 5.7 and 6 are very powerful OSes. yum is a little fiddlier that aptitude but is just as effective and the overall feel of Cent-OS is that it is more stable and enterprise ready. I’m sure I will have more experiences as the months go on and I will post updates here…

New Blog – Again!


Welcome to my new blog, this one is intended to give an insight into the daily life of an IT Infrastructure Manager’s role within a small/medium software company. Having just been promoted to Infrastructure Manager at Beoley Mill Software Ltd. I thought it was my time to give back to the community of bloggers out there who’s content I rely on in my daily job to help troubleshoot issues and develop solutions customised to my company’s needs.


I hope that you find the content here useful and I urge you to link back to my site when you do.


Many thanks for visiting.