Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain2012 View Post
Well "every applications I wanted to run" is quite subjective... not a good gauge for the capability of a platform.
I'm not aware of any accepted non-subjective standard of measure of software obsolescence, or innovation. If it meets the needs of the user, it certainly can't be considered obsolete from the user's point of view, which is the only point of view that counts.

I ran CentOS 6.2/3/4 with, as I said, the current versions of every application that was of interest to me. They are, in fact, the same versions of the same applications I use on any distribution.

BTW, other than the use of Yum and RPM's, CentOS didn't strike me as being much at all like recent version of Fedora. CentOS 6, I believe, was based on Fedora 12, but it's at release 18 currently.

To me, "obsolete" equates with "doesn't work" and "can't work". It doesn't mean "doesn't have a bunch of features newer products have". Example: KDE offers an abundance of features and built-in applications. Some folks welcome all that, but from my perspective KDE is primarily a collections of capabilities I don't have any reason to use. So, from my perspective, KDE is irrelevant, which seems to me a worse curse than being obsolete.