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I also use CentOS on servers. It just feels more solid to me, but this is probably more me than it. I also use Fedora on the desktop so I have a consistent package management experience.

Even if I switched to Ubuntu/Debian on the desktop, I'd probably keep CentOS on the servers. While its packages may be old, most things still compile on it.

A long long time ago I took a preference to RedHat/Fedora (well, pre-Fedora) as more software compiled by default on it than on Debian/Ubuntu.

I did once venture over to Ubuntu with the promise of clean upgrades from release to release. In truth, it was no better than Fedora, and I found issues hard to fix.

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