[Trilug-ontopic] CentOS/Fedora/RHEL? was: RHEL5 help..

Trevor Little trevormg19 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 13:07:56 EDT 2008

CentOS is RHEL with all of the branding (logos, etc) removed. Other than  
that, it's pretty much the same as RHEL. It's the way to go if you don't  
want/have a liscence. Fedora is more of a beta as I understand it. Sort of  
a test bed. I wouldn't recommend using it in a production environment.


On Tue, 03 Jun 2008 12:59:07 -0400, Jason Watts <jsnonzzr at gmail.com> wrote:

> my misguided knowledge says CentOS vs RHEL  same thing... one is free the
> other isn't  With redhat's you get the support and possibly some  
> proprietary
> code that isn't quite available in CentOS.  these two are meant to be  
> stable
> and more sever oriented.  RHEL vs Fedora... Fedora is less stable then
> RHEL.  Fedora is meant to be the free version of their OS... more for
> desktop use.  might be wrong here, but you tend to find code that hasn't
> been as tested as their RHEL edition.
> jsn
> On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 12:22 PM, Tom Roche <Tom_Roche at pobox.com> wrote:
>> Cristóbal Palmer Tue Jun 3 09:45:58 EDT 2008
>>  > If you don't want to pay for [an RHEL] license, then you should
>>  > really be using CentOS.
>> BTW: what's the difference between CentOS, Fedora, and RHEL? I don't
>> quite understand the partitioning, except that I understand (possibly
>> incorrectly) that the latter is licensed/supported and the former are
>> not. Also, why the coyness @
>> http://www.centos.org/
>>  > CentOS is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from
>>  > sources freely provided to the public by a prominent North American
>>  > Enterprise Linux vendor.
>> ? It's Red Hat, right?
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