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Old 02-08-2013, 08:52 PM   #1
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RHEL 6 Desktop or Workstation for home?


Have a bit of a noob question for the group. I need to expand my RH knowledge, but planning on doing it at home to start with. Since I don't have much in the way of available test gear at work. It looks like Workstation would be the best learning platform, but I wanted to make sure before I spent the $150 or so for the license. I work in unix a present, but more of our tech refreshes are going over to RHEL, so I figured it was time for me to really dig in.

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Old 02-08-2013, 10:33 PM   #2
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you could install one of the free rebuilds of RHEL 6.3
CentOS 6.3
ScientificLinux 6.3
-- there are a few others but i have not used them ---
 
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:11 PM   #3
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Go with RH

I have used both and I would recommend RH over them both. I had tremenous aggravation getting either CentOS or SL to dual boot on my machine. I spent numerous hours trying numerous bits of advice from various forums to solve the issues. I shelled out the $179 for "Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation, Self-support", and it took 1, just 1, try to install RH over Win and get it working correctly. One of the best decisions I ever made.

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you could install one of the free rebuilds of RHEL 6.3
CentOS 6.3
ScientificLinux 6.3
-- there are a few others but i have not used them ---
 
Old 02-09-2013, 08:44 PM   #4
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CentOS 5.3,5.4 ,5.5,5.6 auto set up the winXP in grub
auto done, auto set up
no fuss no mess - it "just worked out of the box "

CentOS 6.1,
and ScientificLinux 6.2,6.3
both auto detected and auto set up Windows7

auto done, auto set up
no fuss no mess - it "just worked out of the box "

both CentOS and Scientific linux
AUTO SET UP windows better ( way better !!! easier and "no manual changes" ) than OpenSUSE 11.3,11.4 ever did
and WAY better than Fedora 4,5,6,7,8,9,11 ever did with XP

( opensuse12.2 by far auto set up my triple boot system the best though )

i have NEVER had to correct cent or SL on any windows dual boot

grub has always been "spot on" and just worked out of the box
 
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Another reason why at least CentOS couldn't cause "tremendous aggravation" on installation is because it's basically a "copy" of RHEL. CentOS doesn't fsck with Anaconda and it doesn't fsck with GRUB. Never had any problems with installing it.
 
Old 02-09-2013, 11:13 PM   #6
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I would want to use as true a copy as possible. Ultimately, I will want to pursue the associated certification. So I would need to make sure all of the required tools would be included in the distribution.

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CentOS is as true a copy as is possible.
 
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CentOS is as true a copy as is possible.
Excellent...I will start there. I appreciate your advice.

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