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Old 02-11-2009, 10:43 PM   #1
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Which OS is similar to RHEL - CENTos or Fedora


Hi guys, I hope i dont open a can of worms, but what is closer to RHEL - is it CENTos or Fedora?

Rather than find, download and install RHEL (which you need a license for) I would rather use the closest matching OS at home to keep up my skills on the RHEL platform.

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Old 02-11-2009, 11:10 PM   #2
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CentOS == RHEL
Fedora contains newer unstable packages and it's for testing users (Lab Rats).
 
Old 02-11-2009, 11:27 PM   #3
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CentOS is closest. Or should we say it is RHEL with logos removed.
Fedora project is backed by RH but usually not very stable.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 11:37 PM   #4
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Mostley CentOS is the most like RHEL still made off the base source and repositories, Fedora is still based on RHEL but not as much more crazy public work in it was more community based. CentOS os as close as you can get to the original RHEL
 
Old 02-12-2009, 12:35 AM   #5
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Thanks for your advice guys.... all duly noted
 
Old 02-12-2009, 01:03 AM   #6
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By the way .. you can use RedHat for free if you subscribe for free account on RedHat site.
You can download ISO files or SRPMs source code for system.
Only the support is paid.
 
Old 02-12-2009, 01:32 AM   #7
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Only the support is paid.
And so are the updates. They are not free.
 
Old 02-12-2009, 03:50 AM   #8
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Centos is similar to RED-HAT CentOS=REDHAT
The updates are not free for red-hat you must have a subscription. For centos yes are free and always come after the updates of redhat are released.

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Old 02-12-2009, 02:20 PM   #9
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Just to be clear: Fedora is essentially the development version of RHEL. RHEL4 was based on FC3 and RHEL5 was based on FC6. RHEL6 was to be based on F9 but there were just too many bugs, it LOOKS like RHEL6 will be based on F11(not certain at this time).
 
Old 02-14-2009, 04:31 AM   #10
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Just to be clear: Fedora is essentially the development version of RHEL. RHEL4 was based on FC3 and RHEL5 was based on FC6. RHEL6 was to be based on F9 but there were just too many bugs, it LOOKS like RHEL6 will be based on F11(not certain at this time).
How RHEL was based on Fedora ?! do you have a reference ?
 
Old 02-14-2009, 04:52 AM   #11
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He is kind of right, Fedora was created to take over from Red Hat when the Red Hat team decided to take Red Hat Enterprise Linux as their only officially supported release and they still continue to branch RHEL releases off of Fedora. Fedora however was not just created as a test bed platform but it's the major use Red Hat team themselves get out of it and why they still "support" it.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/RHEL
"Fedora is a community project and serves as the base platform on which RHEL is built."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedora_linux
"Red Hat Enterprise Linux branches its releases from versions of Fedora."

CentOS is still the closer however despite this as it's repackaged RHEL with logos removed.

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Old 02-14-2009, 04:27 PM   #12
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Ok, but do you have an official reference ?
Wikipedia is not that one.
 
Old 02-14-2009, 04:47 PM   #13
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oh well this is something new to me...i always thought the other way round
 
Old 02-15-2009, 01:23 AM   #14
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Ok, but do you have an official reference ?
Wikipedia is not that one.
I would consider the Fedora one to be official enough, I am not hunting around the Red Hat site for the information... too much stuff too look through.

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Old 02-15-2009, 04:45 AM   #15
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How RHEL was based on Fedora ?! do you have a reference ?
Is his word not enough? Take a look at this page for the information you are looking for (right at the bottom). Thats from the fedoraproject, so hopefully it's sufficiently official for you. Also look on the Red Hat site fore references to Fedora and also note that many Fedora developers are Red Hat employees that also work on RHEL.

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