[Wolves] Ubuntu working

Peter Cannon dick_turpin at archlinux.us
Thu Jan 9 13:28:29 UTC 2014

On 09/01/14 12:00, Nick Hall wrote:

> I may go for installing Federo (or whatever its called) - but what about RedHat? Is that sort of thing 
> possible, and do you have to buy a copy of Red Hat?

So as everyone has already said Red Hat is predominantly a Server, Or as the clever sods like to call it Enterprise, release. You can run it on the desktop (PC) but it won't have any fancy stuff just rock solid stability.

"Do you have to buy it?" You'll love the RH semantics on this one, Red Hat and RH employees will scream at you "YOU DON'T BUY IT OR PAY FOR IT IT'S OPEN SOURCE, THE CODE IS FREELY AVAILABLE!" you buy a subscription which covers support but more importantly updates. You can of-course install RH and then use the CentOS repo's (Or 3rd party ones) to update but you might as well just go for CentOS which is RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) rebadged and without and RH graphics and logos etc.

If it's desktop you want then go for Fedora. Fedora is effectively the R&D department of Red Hat anything that's added to Fedora by the community that is Uber Cool Red Hat takes it (Read includes) for RHEL it's a sort of reward for RH throwing some money at Fedora.

TBH you would be better running VirtualBox https://www.virtualbox.org/ either on your Windows or Ubuntu that way you can create a VM have a play and if you don't like it or you get bored you can just delete it and it won't effect your physical installs.

Confused yet? I am. :-)

Peter Cannon

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