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Old 04-10-2015, 10:09 AM   #1
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Newbie here considering learning the basics of linux administration and our company supports Redhat. Unfortunately, I can't afford to use a license software for my self-study...can anyone recommend the nearest free lINUX package to be used for educational purposes with LINUX? Thanks and God bless!
Old 04-10-2015, 10:24 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!!!

You can use CentOS for practice which is rebuild of Red Hat. It is open-source, you get updates for free, community support.

You did not mention which version of Red Hat your company is using. If they are using RHEL 7 then you can use the following guide to practice on CentOS 7:

If they are on RHEL 6:
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This book is highly thought of (I haven't used it myself)
You can see the contents by looking at a previous edition. Everything said of Red Hat will be true of CentOS.

As you see, I use CentOS, having moved over the years from Red Hat (before it became commercial only) via Fedora (versions 1 to 14), and I'm a very satisfied user!


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