Mauriat Miranda     mjmwired

CentOS Desktop

I’m migrating away from Fedora as my desktop operating system. I’ve been testing CentOS 6 which was released recently and I feel I would be much more efficient using it instead of Fedora.

I still have quite a few quirks to resolve, but I have no doubt I’ll find the solutions.

I bought a new desktop some time ago with the intention of running virtualization, so I plan to still test and use Fedora time to time, but I can no longer keep up with the rate of change. If things stabilize to some degree I might come back, but for the time I am quite content with CentOS.

People are still welcome to contact me regarding Fedora stuff and any of the content on my site. I will do my best to support it.

Posted in: CentOS, Desktop, Fedora, Opinion,


  • Gene Poole on December 10, 2011 - 06:18 PM

    Are you going to show your CentOS installation as you did your Fedora installs?

  • Mauriat on December 10, 2011 - 07:19 PM

    @Gene: Yes, I plan to do a much more thorough job as well.

  • SG on December 13, 2011 - 04:16 PM

    Will you add a CentOS 6 section for setting up multi-media, nvidea drivers and so on?

    AWESOME site!!!

  • TonyS on October 12, 2011 - 09:09 AM


    thank you for your marvelous install notes for Fedora over the years, they were always my first port of call when rebuilding, and I’ve often recommended your site whilst trying to convert people to linux because of your simple clear instructions. Much appreciated, thanks again!

  • Tanya on November 12, 2011 - 08:20 PM

    I have often used your Personal Fedora Installation Guide. Nice!
    I use Fedora 16 now. I still miss Fedora 14. What was wrong with that?
    I am not happy with Fedora any more, but my employer require me to use it.
    I use Ubuntu 10.04 LTS at home.
    What is better in CentOS? Can you please write something about CentOS compared to Fedora.
    Thank you!
    Regards, Hegra!

  • John Cartwright on November 21, 2011 - 04:04 AM

    I am guessing that CentOS still has the Gnome 2.32 desktop and not the Gnome 3 desktop that I am using on Fedora 15. That desktop has not won over all Linux users and it will take quite a bit of time to stabilise in regards to the porting over of the applets and other parts of Gnome.

    But everyone else is switching over to Gnome 3 and maybe CentOS will as well.

  • Alan Milnes on December 17, 2011 - 02:14 PM

    @John Cartwright:-

    CentOS is based on RHEL which is Red Hat’s Enterprise Desktop, supported for up to 10 years. By time CentOS has to switch Gnome 3 will either be useable or gone.

  • Kerstin W on May 3, 2012 - 12:00 AM

    On Fedora17:beta (gnome 3.4) it is (with extensions) a little bit better. Nevertheless gnome3 looks and feels like a hybrid system for pc and tabletop. But it work on both not really well.