Is Fedora a good comparison to Red Hat?

Jim Cornette fc-cornette at
Thu Jan 4 12:32:49 UTC 2007

Paul Lockwood wrote:
> Hello
> My first posting here.
> I have just finished downloading the DVD iso for Fedora and hope to get this installed on a virtual PC in the next couple of days. I currently work in the IT Industry dealing with projects, support etc from anything to new builds on PC's to installing non standard software.
> I am looking to get some Linux experience where most post advertised usuaully ask for Red Hat.
> Can someone tell me if Fedora is a similar system to Red Hat so that I can use this better for the experience?
> I will use Fedora initially to get the Linux experience but was wondering if this will be enough?
> Many thanks in advance.
> Paul

Fedora is basically a Red Hat distribution which combined with some 
external groups which were providing packages that Red Hat did not contain.

I tried a clone of a Redhat Enterprise Linux version about a year and a 
half ago and it had basically the same tools and programs as the Fedora 
release it was based on. You should get a good idea of what will be in 
the product.

You also might consider looking at some of the RHEL clone distributions 
if you don't want a more progressive distribution to become familiar 
with, as Fedora Core is. Then when you are ready for RHEL, you will know 
what is actually accepted for the Enterprise versions.


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