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Is CentOS is the binary equivalent of Red Hat?

Is CentOS is the binary equivalent of Red Hat?

CentOS Linux is NOT a clone of Red Hat® Enterprise Linux. CentOS Linux is built from publicly available source code provided by Red Hat®, Inc for Red Hat® Enterprise Linux in a completely different (CentOS Project maintained) build system.

Is RHEL 8 the same as CentOS 8?

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (RHEL 8) takes Linux to the enterprise-level by providing stable and extensible infrastructure and management capabilities. CentOS 8 is an RHEL 8 affiliate but maintains its open-source feature while continuing to offer the capabilities of RHEL 8.

What is the difference between CentOS and Linux?

The biggest difference between CentOS vs. Ubuntu is where the distribution comes from. CentOS is sourced from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Ubuntu is based on Debian architecture.

Should I use CentOS or RHEL?

CentOS is a community-developed and supported alternative to RHEL. It is similar to Red Hat Enterprise Linux but lacks the enterprise-level support. CentOS is more or less a free replacement for RHEL with few minor configuration differences. CentOS does tend to run a little behind RHEL with releases.

Is CentOS good for beginners?

Linux CentOS is one of those operating systems that are user-friendly and suitable for newbies. The installation process is relatively easy, although you shouldn’t forget to install a desktop environment if you prefer using a GUI.

Which is better Fedora or CentOS?

The advantages of CentOS are more compared to Fedora as it has advanced features in terms of security features and frequent patch updates, and longer-term support, whereas Fedora lacks long-term support and frequent releases and updates.

Is CentOS being dropped?

According to Red Hat, CentOS is being ditched for CentOS Stream because it “was not actually providing that much usefulness to Red Hat.” Until this announcement, users of CentOS 8 expected it to be supported until 2029. (Ironically, CentOS 7 will continue to be supported through June, 2024.)

Will there be a CentOS 9?

There will not be a CentOS Linux 9. Updates for the CentOS Linux 7 distribution continue as before until June 30, 2024. Updates for the CentOS Linux 6 distribution ended November 30, 2020. CentOS Stream 9 will launch in Q2 2021 as part of the RHEL 9 development process.