I ditched RH9 for CentOS literally the day that InterWorx-CP supported it. I get regular package (siftware) updates – including kernals – through the InterWorx software updater (YUM) and for all intents and purposes it is Red Hat Enterprise Linux only free. I love it and am not looking back.
I was lookiong at Fedora Core at the time but decided I didn’t want to deal with it’s frequent version updates and it’s theoretical buggyness (the fact that they were having a problem getting cPanel to work right on FC2 at the time also spooked me):
FC is supposed to be state of the art while RHEL/CENTOS is more stable and powerfull, designed primarily for servers. At first I was nervious about leaving Red Hat but it turns out I didn’t, all I lost was the name
1.10 is in flux (in a good way). I think the whole community will be surprised by 1.10 as we’ve been working our butts of on it and have added staff as well to cope with the development. That said, 1.10 is probably about a month away but I reserve the right to keep our feet from the fire if it’s eariler or later :).