Differences between RHEL and Fedora 8?
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Tue Nov 13 08:38:32 UTC 2007
Keith Roberts wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Nov 2007, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>> To: Keith Roberts <keith at karsites.net>,
>> For testers of Fedora Core development releases
>> <fedora-test-list at redhat.com>
>> From: Rahul Sundaram <sundaram at fedoraproject.org>
>> Subject: Re: Differences between RHEL and Fedora 8?
>> Keith Roberts wrote:
>>> So are you saying that the Fedora release is the testing ground for
>>> RHEL, by approx 1 year ahead of the RHEL releases?
>> Fedora is upstream for RHEL (ie) RHEL is a derivative distribution of
>> Fedora and every third release of Fedora or so is the basis of the
>> subsequent RHEL release too. The exact time period varies. Fedora
>> releases are 6 months apart and RHEL releases are 12 to 18 months
>> apart from each other.
>>> So if I learn Fedora Linux administration, would that cover me for
>>> passing RHCE exams?
>> Not really, no. You probably want RHEL or a rebuild of it.
> Thankyou for that Rahul. Can I download RHEL and use that on my own
> machine at home without having to pay for a license?
No. Well, maybe.*
You can download the source from ftp.redhat.com and build it yourself.
You can download the binaries created by others from the RHEL source and
use it on any machine at all without a licence from RH. Centos.org is a
good place for the latter.
There is also Scienfific Linux which, like CentOS, is built from RHEL
source, but which has additional packages of value to the scientfic
Will either cover you from RHEL exams. I don't know.
*I've not checked recently, there may be an evaluation licence
available. Check at www.redhat.com
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