Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 17th Nov 2006 01:24 UTC
Red Hat Red Hat had planned to release RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) 5 Beta 2 on Nov. 21, but engineering finished the job early and the beta is already being released to the company's partners and customers. The release boasts the latest open-source technologies for improved performance, security, and flexibility, according to the company.
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Nice work boys.
by SEJeff on Fri 17th Nov 2006 05:09 UTC
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Redhat has managed to take two amazing technologies (SELinux with Xen) and integrate them pretty well into a mainstream operating system. Once Xen 3.04 comes out with a secure protocol to remotely manage Xen instances, virt-manager will be able to remotely monitor/manage Xen instances. This is a huge update to RHEL and is looking good so far.

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by DittoBox on Fri 17th Nov 2006 07:51 UTC
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I read that as:

"Red Hat Enterprise Linux B-52 Arrives"

Oh...they're going to carpet bomb Novell HQ. Nice.

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RE: hehe
by thebluesgnr on Fri 17th Nov 2006 08:03 UTC in reply to "hehe"
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In a way, that's exactly what they're doing.


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RE: hehe
by flanque on Fri 17th Nov 2006 10:42 UTC in reply to "hehe"
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We need a war on FUD.

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RE[2]: hehe
by stestagg on Fri 17th Nov 2006 17:11 UTC in reply to "RE: hehe"
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There's no oil in it, you'll never get any political leaders to back you ;) .

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White Box Enterprize Linux
by Priest on Fri 17th Nov 2006 10:43 UTC
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For those who wanting to give RHEL a spin but not ready to shell out a premium for it, check out White Box Enterprise Linux (

It is essentially a rebranded RHEL but it's free to download. By rebrand I mean about the only thing changed was the logos and packages are still pulled down from RH's mirrors.

People wanting a support contract should still get the real thing.

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RE: White Box Enterprize Linux
by IceCubed on Fri 17th Nov 2006 11:48 UTC in reply to "White Box Enterprize Linux"
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RE[2]: White Box Enterprize Linux
by Mathman on Fri 17th Nov 2006 13:22 UTC in reply to "RE: White Box Enterprize Linux"
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Or rather go with CentOS, not Whitebox. While I guess I'm wrong in thinking that Whitebox is completely unmantained now (although I think it might have been at one point), it's still not as well taken care of as CentOS. Just to give an example, RHEL 4 update 4 is out whereas Whitebox is still stuck back on update 1 apparently. CentOS on the other hand came out with 4.4 shortly after Red Hat released update 4.

But don't get me wrong, this doesn't necessarily mean that Whitebox doesn't integrate all the fixes Red Hat releases. Still, it does go to show you how much more on the ball the CentOS people are.

By the way, if it wasn't Whitebox that completely shut down and had all it's devs move over to CentOS, then which RHEL clone was it? Anyone remember?

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Good memory Mathman. From the website a few years ago:

Options for SLOW updates to WBEL
I've been actively involved in the CentOS community for the past several months. As most of you know I've become disinterested in WBEL. CentOS is nearly the same as WBEL with a few minor exceptions: updates occur in a timely fashion (usually 24 hours), the developers are accessible (even if via IRC), and there is an active community (again in IRC atm).

CentOS has launched a new dedicated site at

I have prepared a migration page for moving from wbel to CentOS.

Let me know if you have any issues, I'm normally readily available on IRC on freenode in #whitebox and #centos (among others)

Drop by sometime I'm sure you will make some new friends and have a great OS to use.
Posted by donavan on Wednesday 01 December 2004 - 15:06:39

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by fernape on Fri 17th Nov 2006 17:16 UTC
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WhiteBox is dead.

John Morris, the main developer is not responsive for a long time but he's an active member of the CentOS mail list.

Most of the devs moved to CentOS. WhiteBox is not an option anymore (Is my opinion, I'm user of WBEL since a couple of years)

Best Regards

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