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What is the difference between fedora and redhat

asked 2012-06-20 12:13:24 -0500

Sam-sam gravatar image

What is the difference between fedora and redhat ? i mean, in which way are they different ? ( technically speaking )

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answered 2012-06-21 06:37:23 -0500

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Basically these are the differences:

  • Fedora is community driven, means, rely on community for producing packages, making quality assurance and support, but this does not means lack of compromise ;) .Red Had is a "product".
  • Red Hat have some homologation programs with hardware vendors. You will not receive support from this vendors depending on the OS installed. This sucks, but you know, for me it's not a real problem to have Debian as Firewalls, Red Hat as intranet servers and Fedora on desktop.
  • Red Hat make track of the features introduced in Fedora, to put on it's commercial product.
  • A Red Hat subscription gives you the ability to install and use the binaries and make updates through it's mirrors. - Source code can still be achieved here - ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/
  • Fedora Release Cycle is every 6 months. The current to [current -2] are "supported" versions of Fedora. Red Hat dictates which of it's products will still receive updates and support. Officially RH products have a 7 year lifecycle, but they can(and already did) increase this number for some products.
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answered 2012-06-20 12:40:02 -0500

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