I’ve been using my previous hosting provider (PowerVPS) for over 10 years now! They had incredibly reliable service so I never switched. But for the past few years so many smaller companies have been providing much more competitive options. However I was just too lazy to make the switch. Just for fun: the last tweet by @PowerVPS was to me from the last time I purchased a server from them!
The last 4 and half years had left me with no spare time to pursue my interests in all things Linux. Recent career choices have given me the breathing room to change that. I intend to bring up my site back to what I’ve always wanted it to be: useful to me and hopefully useful to others. Lots has changed in the linux and open source world, but even so I’ll slowly start contributing again.
Fedora 18 was released this week and I finally got around to installing it today. To be honest, on either my laptop or desktop I have not really used Fedora much since Fedora 14. I have been incredibly happy with CentOS for over a year and a half now, and I (begrudgingly) accepted Windows 7 on my laptop. Today’s installation of Fedora 18 made me question my use of time. I switched jobs exactly 2 years ago and found myself in the precarious position of having little to no spare time.
(Note: For the purpose of this post CentOS is equivalent to RHEL) It has been about 2 and 1/2 years since I built a dedicated server and chose CentOS instead of Fedora. Since I installed CentOS 5.1 I have used the upgrade process 4 times with no problems bringing me to version 5.5 with practically no re-installation, re-configuration or troubleshooting upgrade issues. This is the goal of enterprise linux. A long term stable solution with no major changes to preserve compatibility with every piece of software that was provided since it was released (in this case April 2007).
I know the trend now is “status updates”, but I still enjoy reading blogs more. And I’ve been doing lots more reading and far less writing lately. I thought I might share the Fedora and Linux blogs that I enjoy. (Sorry I don’t have an OPML link). Fedora Hans’ hacking log (Hans de Goede) i, quaid (Karsten Wade) James Morris Jef"I am the pusher robot"Spaleta Kevin’s World (Kevin DeKorte) knurd (Thorsten Leemhuis) mairin (MÃ¡irÃn Duffy) Mether’s Fedora Blog (Rahul Sundaram) poelcat (John Poelstra) Rex Dieter Richard WM Jones Single Point of Failure (Jesse Keating) Tom Callaway Will Woods, Fedora Testing Guy wtogami (Warren Togami) CentOS / Red Hat related