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Old 01-18-2006, 11:45 PM   #1
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is CentOS same as RedHat Enterprise


I am thinking to install a linux on my PC . Somepeople told me that CentOS is pretty much same as RedHat Enterprise, is it true
Old 01-19-2006, 01:51 AM   #2
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Straight from the horse's mouth at

CentOS is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by a prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor. CentOS conforms fully with the upstream vendors redistribution policy and aims to be 100% binary compatible. (CentOS mainly changes packages to remove upstream vendor branding and artwork.)

CentOS-4 is a freely distributable OS built from the source at:

Before building the OS, non-free packages are altered. Non-free packages would include those encumbered with a non-redistributable copyright or trademark.
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