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Old 11-05-2009, 02:05 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by monsm View Post
I agree.

Whats you purpose for this machine? Home desktop? Server? Developing anything specific?
If you want to stay close to RHEL, go for Centos. If its more a home/hobby thing have look at any of the distros in the top 5-10 available from the "main menu" ->"download linux" here on LQ.

Continuing with RHEL without access to their repository is going to be far too much trouble.

I'm Just using it for home purpose ,hmm..
okey i've have to look for Cent Os then
Old 11-05-2009, 02:08 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by r3sistance View Post
You are either going to have to pay for a RHEL license or switch to another distribution. The official RHEL repositories are only usable if you are paying for a support license from RHEL, if your lucky you might be able to find an unofficial repository but I wouldn't trust it.

If you don't want to pay the $80 per year charge for a RHEL the basic RHEL desktop or $349 per year charge for the basic level RHEL server I'd advise switching to CentOS, it's a near clone of RHEL and completely free.

If you do decide to pay the command you need to run is "yum install gcc" and accept anything it wants to download.
So Redhat is not a open source ,i don't know but from you're saying it cost right
Old 11-05-2009, 03:58 AM   #18
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opensource does not mean that it does not cost money
Old 11-05-2009, 07:41 AM   #19
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Indeed... I think this little source might explain it a bit, that free software and open source aren't essentially "free" or "open" in the way people like to think about it. This also gives the distinction between the two as well.

To simplify it, open source is about the availability of the source code, Open Source just refers to the Source code availability. Red Hat's Source code is in fact freely distributed but due to all the copyrighted material in the source code is not freely reusable. CentOS takes the RHEL source code and rewrites out all the Red Hat copyrighted materials and logos. As a result CentOS is very much like RHEL but is behind on updates (three to four weeks) and freely available to use.

I think it's quite easy to forget that a lot of serious developments require funding... people need money to live after all and so it's quite natural that RHEL charges for it's support, from what I am to understand they are very good at it, but most people can't afford the support RHEL charges for and that's why CentOS and a couple of other projects that do similar things are around.

I would lastly point out, if your after a server CentOS will be fine, however if it's a home desktop you are after, I would suggest Fedora. Fedora is very similar to RHEL as it was originally developed by Red Hat until it was released by them and is what RHEL is continually built off of.

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