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Old 10-11-2007, 12:09 AM   #1
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what is shrike fedora


it just might be a stipid question. but I'm still a newbie. what is shrike, fedora and how is it different from redhat? onthe redhat website. I cant find shrike only fedora. and where can I get the latest version?
miles sakaguchi
p.s is there a distro that is just redhat?
 
Old 10-11-2007, 12:28 AM   #2
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Shrike is the code name for Red Hat Linux 9. Fedora is a community project/distro sponsored by Red Hat and its used as base for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Yes there is a distro that is just Red Hat, its Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
 
Old 10-11-2007, 12:28 AM   #3
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Shrike is a version of Red Hat Linux (I think 9, but I'm not sure). You don't want to get it, as it's no longer supported by Red Hat and thus doesn't get any updates or anything. Fedora is Red Hat's free version, but they also produce Red Hat Enterprise Linux which you have to pay for.
 
Old 10-18-2007, 12:11 AM   #4
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Shrike was version 9 of the former Red Hat Linux. So to answer another question, yes, there was a Red Hat Linux. After version 9, the Red Hat Linux split into two distributions, Fedora Core and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Fedora core is now just Fedora.

So for your other question, the difference. Fedora is a community project, as stated before, sponsored by Red Hat. Fedora has a regular release schedule, and is 100% Free and Open Source Software. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is aimed towards corporations and organizations that require "paid support." RHEL is not free, but, in compliance with the Gnu Public License (The Copyright on Linux and most Linux software)has freely available source code. CentOS is RHEL to the letter, minus the Red Hat Logos.

Any other questions?
 
Old 10-18-2007, 11:46 AM   #5
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like 'long horn' is the code name for windows vista, 'whistler' for windows XP, 'shrike' for fedora6, 'moonshine' for fedora7... so these r jus code names.. and redhat has sponsered fedora... its almost the same... so shrike is no way different frm fedora6...
 
Old 10-18-2007, 12:40 PM   #6
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like 'long horn' is the code name for windows vista, 'whistler' for windows XP, 'shrike' for fedora6, 'moonshine' for fedora7... so these r jus code names.. and redhat has sponsered fedora... its almost the same... so shrike is no way different frm fedora6...
Shrike was very different from FC6. Shrike was beforeFedora 1. Fedora 7 and RHEL 5 are almost the samething.
 
Old 10-18-2007, 01:28 PM   #7
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sorry... instead of typing 'shrike' for redhat 9 i typed it as fedora6... was day dreaming i guess.. hehe... neways i got a link regarding the truth behind redhat/fedora names.... its here..

http://www.smoogespace.com/documents...the_names.html
 
Old 10-22-2007, 01:40 AM   #8
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which one?

so for the long run what should I concentrate on, fedora, rhel?
thank you,
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:17 AM   #9
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In my point of view i wud suggest u to go for fedora.
 
Old 10-22-2007, 01:26 PM   #10
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Fedora. RHEL costs (don't mention CentOS), so use Fedora
 
  


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