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Old 10-19-2005, 11:14 PM   #1
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Question Is Redhat and Fedora the same thing?

My company has just changed from a AIX OS to LINUX Redhat. I am trying to get some reference books to help me learn and get me to a point of knowing what real questions to ask on here. If someone could help with this first question, it would get me rolling.
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After RedHat 9, RedHat changed business strategies and created a commercial distro called RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) that is supposed to be very stable. They also supported Fedora Core, which is a free community-developed distro based on old RedHat that is constantly updated to new stuff (more cutting-edge but less stable) and serves as a testing-ground for RHEL.
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Also note that because the packages which make up the commercial distro (RHEL) are open source some RHEL-rebuild projects have sprung up. These projects take the open source RHEL packages, remove any redhat logos (eg. from the installer), and rebuild them to make a distro that's almost identical to RHEL. These are a good way to get it for free (as in beer). See


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