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Old 12-21-2009, 12:54 PM   #1
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Paid Red Hat Linux


Hey guys, I was wondering, if anyone of you have shifted using Paid Red Hat Linux with CentOS, and what are your experiences of moving from Paid Linux to Unpaid Linux CenOS. When do you suggest a person use Paid Linux and when to use Unpaid Linux?
 
Old 12-21-2009, 01:36 PM   #2
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When it's your dime, use CENTOS; When you can get fired because you can't get an answer, use RH.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 02:10 PM   #3
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Someone working for me converted some paid RHEL servers to Centos when the subscriptions ran out.

He pieced together instructions from a few places that let him change the whole update mechanism from RHEL to Centos without needing to remove or reinstall anything other than the update mechanism, so as new updates were available, the system gradually became Centos. Since updates and support are the only things missing from RHEL when the subscription expires, there was no need to remove and reinstall.

The whole transition was very smooth and I'm very happy with using Centos instead of RHEL. So I can give my feedback on the results of switching. I can't really give you meaningful feedback on the process of switching, because I wasn't the person doing it and the person who did do it did not find comprehensive instructions in one place that would tell someone at my skill level how to do it.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 05:16 PM   #4
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Reasons to prefer Redhat EL over CentOS :

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