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As an experienced user of both CentOS, Scientific Linux and Fedora I say that most of the concerns expressed in this page are correct. Fedora does tend to move a little bit too fast, you might even call it Redhat Testing : ) for that matter, but it is not as terrible or as buggy as it is claimed to be sometimes. I have used it for a long time, I had my problems, but nothing mission critical. That's my experience as an average user. On the other hand I find Fedora with Gnome a bit too heavy for older machines. It can be as stable as any other distro, none are perfect. The last idea expressed for a closer cooperation between CentOS and Fedora is excellent but I feel it is not being paid enough attention to. That would be a mistake. I have also used CentOS and Scientific Linux and they had their bugs too, there was a bug where Selinux was preventing Firefox from saving a page in a pdf format. Maybe it is still there. CentOS and Scientific Linux are very nice distros. The problem is getting extra packages. Epel, Nux, Rpmfusion and Flathub can help but it is still nowhere near Fedora in that regard. So maybe we should start building more desktop packages for Rhel Clones like CentOS. Also CentOS packages are not as outdated as people have stated here. Often they are more current than Debian and quite stable as well. The Kernel is an LTS Kernel with backported features. CentOS has the same minimal install and easy setup that Fedora has. We need to contribute to the Epel and Rpmfusion repositories to build as many packages as possible for Rhel and Clones. Then we will have a truly "Fedora LTS". And considering the nice way Fedora and CentOS can be setup with simplicity and minimalism, it might as well be one of the best distros. It does have a long term support but upgrades do come, and things do update between and during point releases. So it is not as old as people might think. It is easier to install and setup than Debian is, and faster than Ubuntu. Well this is just my experience. For people with older hardware try Fedora LXDE, LXQT, Mate-Compiz or XFCE. Do not use Gnome, I suggest. Fedora KDE, I haven't really done much testing on that, but it would be interesting to see if KDE makes less use of system resources than Gnome. CentOS and Scientific Linux also support KDE but it is an older version which lacks some of the nice features of the more stable LTS KDE we have now. CentOS is server oriented but it can run on a desktop and with some work it can become a fully functional desktop distro if repositories with more desktop packages are added to it. You don't need to add anything that's already in the official repositories. Those programs outdated or not, work very well. There is no need to change the kernel either, it even supports Flatpak well.