RHEL/CentOS is good server OS, but sometimes it's too Enterprise and needs some usability tuning. I wrote instruction for myself and apply it to all stand-alone servers I manage.
on 06/22/2009 – Made popular on 06/22/2009
CentOS developer Karanbir Singh has announced the availability of CentOS 6.0 for download.CentOS (Community Enterprise Operating System) is a Linux-based operating system that is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Unlike RHEL, it is a community project but, like RHEL, its target users are the enterprise users. One of the best feature of CentOS is its 100% binary compatibility with RHEL.
Only a week after releasing CentOS 6.1, the CentOS project finished up version 6.2 of its CentOS community version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), while Oracle launched Oracle Linux 6.2 -- a RHEL 6.2 clone that adds the company's Unbreakable Enterprise Linux kernel. Meanwhile, Red Hat released a beta of its long-lifecycle RHEL 5.8 platform and announced strong third quarter earnings....
I've added the CentOS 6 Updates yum repository to my RHEL 6.4 machine. That's because RHEL doesn't ship with the php-snmp package - and the easiest one to find is on the CentOS site. Anyways, this appears to work okay in my environment - no problems I see.
My questions are if this is an acceptable practice - keeping the original RHEL yum repositories active and adding the CentOS to the mix?
I know I'm slightly OT here, asking about RHEL, but since Centos is now a
part of RH, I'm hoping I won't be summarily ejected.
I've seen several articles that listed Centos 6.x as vulnerable, but
DID NOT LIST RHEL 6.
I'd think that if Centos 6.x is vulnerable, then so would RHEL 6.x,
since Centos is made from RHEL sources.
Does anyone know for sure either way?
---- Fred Smi
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Hi there! I've been wondering for a while, which would be better in an enterprise environment? Ubuntu LTS with paid support or RHEL?
RHEL is pretty much the de-facto enterprise distro for most companies, and supported for 10 years, however Ubuntu LTS with paid support from Canonical would be easier for the IT department to manage than RHEL, and it also has newer stuff than RHEL.
The CentOS development team, through Karanbir Singh, proudly announced last evening, July 10th, the immediate availability for download of the CentOS 6.0 operating system.The new CentOS 6.0 operating system is based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 distribution, and it brings all the features that are present in the RHEL distro, with whi... (read more)