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Old 12-04-2003, 01:09 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Another alternative for Redhat...


I recently installed Fedora Core1 and found it buggy as heck.

I wondered if anyone has tried "whiteboxlinux" ? Its a free version of redhat based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, that can be legally distributed.
I cant post the url since i am a newbie to this forum still and havent had 5 posts, but just add ".org" to the name.

I still have my Redhat 9 cd's and wonder if i should go back to it...

What are your opinions on the mentioned distributions?
 
Old 12-04-2003, 03:53 AM   #2
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slack. nothing else
 
Old 12-04-2003, 03:56 AM   #3
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I already started downloading slackware 9.1 after reading a bunch of posts on different distributions.

seems like a lot of linux distributions are turning to the darkside these days...
 
Old 12-04-2003, 09:44 AM   #4
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Re: Another alternative for Redhat...

Quote:
Originally posted by thethinker101
I recently installed Fedora Core1 and found it buggy as heck.
What did you find buggy about it?
 
Old 12-08-2003, 06:30 PM   #5
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Whitebox Linux appears to be a very young project. There are roughly 20 known bugs listed, contrasted to the hundreds known for Fedora . One could look at the difference and assume Fedora has more bugs, but an experienced developer will immediately realize that Whitebox Linux doesn't yet know of their bugs. The RHEL 3 specific bugs RedHat identifies may or may not apply to Whitebox since they are mixing other packages in as well, just be aware of what a distro is, and its purpose, before using it. Case in point, as mentioned on the news page they intend to use either a Fedora or RH9 kernel due to issues with building kernel modules from the RH supplied RHEL srpms.

It is built out of RHEL 3, which while much improved over previous RHEL versions, is still built on out of date software versions patched specifically for the purpose of maintaining stability in the enterprise or production environment. Fedora is a testbed for new technology using the newest available software on a very fast turnaround time. These are clearly not compatible goals, therefore one should not choose Fedora vs. Whitebox Linux without first identifying their own needs.

Last edited by LordMorgul; 12-08-2003 at 06:33 PM.
 
Old 12-09-2003, 02:00 PM   #6
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.. so far I have seen that Fedora and RH9 were really about the same thing.. and yet I have read so many bad review about Fedora.. I really like it.. and I think it replaces RH9 just fine..
 
Old 01-01-2004, 11:28 PM   #7
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I have both Fedora and Whitebox loaded on test servers, and I have only had a few minor glitches, more than likely my own handywork. Both of these distros are similar to RH9. As LordMorgul points out, you need to look at your needs and goals. Whitebox appears to be shooting for a goal of (Quote off their site):
To provide an unencumbered RPM based Enterprise Linux distribution that retains enough compatibility with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (version 3 and beyond) to allow easy upgrades and to retain compatibility with their Errata srpms. Being based off of RHEL3 means that a machine should be able to avoid the upgrade treadmill until Oct 2008 since RHEL promises Errata availability for five years from date of initial release and RHEL3 shipped in Oct 2003. (End)
Fedora will probably see quite a few changes over the next 6 to 12 months.
I have a web server and mail server both on RH9 and have been extremely happy with them. I am looking for stability and a similar platform, so I may go with whitebox.....Just when things are cruisin' along... Whack!!!
 
Old 01-02-2004, 12:30 AM   #8
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..is Whitehat a Red Hat supported project?
 
Old 01-03-2004, 09:19 AM   #9
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No its their product that this organization removed all their (Red Hat) logos and repackaged it. You get updated packages, the same as Fedora I believe.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 12:24 AM   #10
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I think I will just stick with Fedora, I only have one machine to run Linux on, so I cannot try that many different distros..
 
Old 01-04-2004, 01:46 AM   #11
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For my needs Fedora works fine. I've only found two bugs.

One was that the up2date wasn't working, but that was easily fixed by using yum, and once I got the updates it fixed the other bug, which was not being able to install apps from the cd.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 01:48 AM   #12
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I don't use the updates in Fedora, and I don't install apps from cds. so I don't have to worry about those things..
 
  


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