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Old 02-07-2006, 09:43 PM   #1
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Whitebox Linux vs Fedora Core


I was curious what the difference is between these two Linux versions.

Can anyone help?
 
Old 02-07-2006, 11:50 PM   #2
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The short answer is whitebox is a free re-badged version of the commercial Redhat Enterprise (RHEL) series releases (see also Centos).
Fedora is (also free) non-commercial Redhat product, technically more community supported, more bleeding edge, faster releases of new version, no support from RH (unless you bought a boxed ver I believe).
The RHEL (enteprise Linux) is guaranteed by RH to be less bleeding edge/more stable, aimed at commercial ie paid for mkt and comes with paid for support.
HTH
PS have a look at this comment: https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedo.../msg05547.html
 
Old 02-08-2006, 07:22 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply Chris.

I'm fairly new to Linux but I'm trying to get my home pc working with Linux. I was curious if I should abandon Whitebox and go with Fedora.
 
Old 02-08-2006, 07:36 PM   #4
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Thanks for your reply Chris.

I'm fairly new to Linux but I'm trying to get my home pc working with Linux. I was curious if I should abandon Whitebox and go with Fedora.
If you want newer features then Fedora is probably what you should try. FC5 wchich will be released next month has lots of improvements and I am sure it will be one of the best FC releases judgning by the test versions.

If stability is what you are looking for and don't care muich about new features, then stick with Whitebox. If you have a free partition or spare hard drive, install Fedora Core on it so that you make up your mind whether its ideal for you before getting rid of Whitebox. There is no official support for FC from Redhat and there are no boxed sets.
 
Old 02-09-2006, 02:33 PM   #5
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Well I'm trying to get KDE running smooth with new features and its just not working with whitebox. I keep getting errors with Qt, kdelibs with openoffice.....all kinds of things.

I can't get programs I need for buring, mp3z, dvds and stuff like that. I want it to be stable but I also need some of the basic programs because im not only use it for work but also for leisure.
 
Old 02-10-2006, 12:33 AM   #6
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Well, you can either give us the problem details or maybe try Fedora?
You may or may not be aware that certain progs (especially audio/visual related) contain non-free/non-oss software.
Redhat does not supply these because it sticks to software that it knows it can't potentially get into legal trouble over. OTOH, the progs are avail for RH, especially Fedora, if you ask around here for example.
It's a licensing issue...
 
Old 02-10-2006, 08:41 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info Chris!

Yeah I'm trying Fedora. I did post about the problems here but there was not an easy solution to fix it. I thought I would move to Fedora because its widely supported. Even still I'm not having trouble with Fedora Core 3. Using the SMP version at the grub startup, it looks up while starting the SSH service. I have to use the nonSMP version which works fine. I tried doing an up2date as well which did not fix anything.

Have you heard of that problem before?

Cheers!
 
  


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