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The first major update for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in more than three years hit last month, and judging by the traffic that took down Red Hat's download servers, it's long over due.

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Created by yantramosi 4 years 17 weeks ago
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stargrave

4 years 17 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago

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RHEL is not free software

RHEL contains many closed and proprietary parts of RedHat itself and of many other companies. They have never had politics/ideology about free software supporting. Their kernel is halfly patched by non-free code. There are free software respecting (at least, as they write -- as I know their freeness is inacceptible by FSF for example) distributions such as Fedora and CentOS, that are RedHat-type-based.

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DeadSuperHero

4 years 17 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago

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Actually, that last part is slightly backwards.

Just to clarify, Fedora is the upstream distro with all the bleeding edge stuff. Red Hat is based on that nowadays, and I think CentOS is partially based on Red Hat.

But yes, if you want an almost-totally-free (save for a libre kernel) system, go for Fedora. Great stuff all around.

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stargrave

4 years 17 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago

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Re: Actually, that last part is slightly backwards

Yeah, I know that. Exactly that I wanted to say, just not so descriptive :-). Agreed with everything. And, of course I was talking about fully free systems, or at least that try to be like them (have this aim).

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DeadSuperHero

4 years 17 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago

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I just hope that someday Fedora would ship with a Libre kernel, then they'd officially be supported by the FSF. I think it's a good fit really, considering all of their cutting edge work on Nouveau, as well as the other Free Software projects being done under Fedora/Red Hat's corporate umbrella.