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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White Box Enterprize Linux
by Priest on Fri 17th Nov 2006 10:43 UTC
Priest
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2006-05-12

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 (http://www.whiteboxlinux.org/)

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 in reply to "White Box Enterprize Linux"
IceCubed Member since:
2005-07-01

or CentOs http://www.centos.org/

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Mathman Member since:
2005-07-08

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?

Edited 2006-11-17 13:24

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