[ldm-users] LDM, McIDAS and more under Centos 5.2 or something else?

Hello all,

The past several days I have installed Fedora 10 on a test machine. I can't believe what I see.

A lot of configuration options have simply been taken away. Options to let GDM run to let WXP make X-windowed images for GIF file generation, login as root, and various other things---gone. I can't even get LDM to start under the startup boot scripts. A Google search reveals loud complaints as well that have worsened from Fedora 9 to Fedora 10.

Privately (and publicly), people have told me to switch to Centos. I've been scared because it runs an older version of Fedora (just repackaged). But if those choices will be taken away from me in upcoming versions of CentOS, then what? I'm back to square one.

I'm looking for a Linux OS that can run with a configurable GDM, Alsamixer, Icecast and darkice as a sound server for NOAA radio audio, and how to do this while maintaining user IDs and users with shadow passwording, etc, and run LDM, McIDAS and WXP.

Am I asking too much? Fedora 8, which I am running now, is EOL and I'm guessing security holes will be found soon that will make my machines hackable in the not too distant future (already noted one from NTP and trying to figure out if that affects me). I am running F9 on my NOAAport machine, but that doesn't require significant enough configuration changes that stops the LDM from running at startup.

Gurus, any suggestions are greatly appreciated. All Linux options are on the table.

Gilbert Sebenste                                                     ********
(My opinions only!)                                                  ******
Staff Meteorologist, Northern Illinois University                      ****
E-mail: sebenste@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx                                  ***
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