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Old 09-20-2005, 02:52 PM   #1
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Opinion on RHEL Clones


I am soliciting opinions for which RHEL clone you think is the best. I am looking at a few:

Tao Linux
White Box

I've got my hands on RHEL 4 for training purposes (i have no subscription to Redhat Network of course) but am interested in taking a look at the clones. I have never played around with any of them, so I'd be interested in seeing what you guys think.


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i'm a big centos fan personally, does exactly what it says on redhat's tin...
Old 09-23-2005, 05:54 AM   #3
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Again, I think they are all quite good. I have 3 whitebox servers and they run great.
Good luck
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I'd go for CentOS, followed closely by Whitebox. TAO is ok, but releases upgrades to its distro much slower than the other two.
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So far, I've given Tao a serious look but haven't really liked what I've seen. So, I went back to using Fedora for the moment.

BTW, I am going through a really great book on RHCE (by Michael Jang). It has a lot of great exercises that allows one to get hands-on with Redhat.

Man, I am really impressed with RHCE because it tests you on what you can do and what you know as opposed to how good you are at taking a multiple choice test and knowing computer trivia. Normally I completely disdain certs (I've told many an interviewer that my one, only and last certification is A+ -- I really don't believe in them) but I must say I am impressed with the RHCE. It is quite steep ($750 from what I've seen) but I think it could be about the only one out there that proves anything.

Ack, but I digress... Next, I'll take a gander at CentOS. If any of you are studying up on RHCE, I still think Fedora is a great cheap solution -- there's hardly any difference between it and RHEL (in fact the only thing I've found that was missing is the deprecated raidtools -- it has adadm instead). Thanks for the advice. Also, if anyone has taken RHCE, I'd like to hear about your experience with it.



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