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Old 04-02-2020, 08:22 AM   #16
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If they ban Kali, they should also ban RHEL and SLES too...one is for advanced users who should be able to figure things out. The others are commercial distros, that users should get their paid-for support for. If you're going to ban one, then there is certainly grounds to ban others.
This is one of the very few cases where I have to disagree with Mr B0ne! While RHEL is a commercial distro it's possible to legitimately license in a "self support" manner and in that case leveraging forums such as LQ is a first step in trying to solve an issue before having to pay on a "per-ticket" basis for RedhHat support. This is especially valid if the user isn't using the latest point release for RHEL as RedHat's first answer is "update to the latest release".
 
Old 04-02-2020, 08:35 AM   #17
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This is one of the very few cases where I have to disagree with Mr B0ne! While RHEL is a commercial distro it's possible to legitimately license in a "self support" manner and in that case leveraging forums such as LQ is a first step in trying to solve an issue before having to pay on a "per-ticket" basis for RedhHat support. This is especially valid if the user isn't using the latest point release for RHEL as RedHat's first answer is "update to the latest release".
Very true, and I agree; you can use it for free. Where I have a problem with it is the posts that say "I'm trying to load xxx, and am getting <system not registered>; how do I fix it?" Well...register??

Past that, I put using RHEL without support in the "Why bother?" category. I can load CentOS for free, and it's 99.x% identical, freely supported *WITH UPDATES*...just no reason to not pay for RHEL/SLES, when you have totally free alternatives. If most of the RHEL posters used CentOS, they wouldn't HAVE issues, since when they install package XXXX, the dependencies will come in from the online repositories, or at least be easily loadable. Or they go on about "I don't need a license, it's for learning purpose only!"...well, why not use CentOS then?

But note that I was *NOT* advocating banning/censoring anything, just making an example.
 
  


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