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ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: Send in the Clones

Mar 12, 2005, 03:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Newman, Michael Hall)

"When you play in a public sandbox, anyone can copy your castle. So it was only a matter of time before the commercial Linux vendors saw even their enterprise-grade wares imitated.

"The Finnish group Lineox released a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4 clone on Feb. 25, Pie Box Linux followed with its iteration three days later, and CentOS released a clone on March 2. A RHEL 4 clone is also expected from Whitebox Linux sometime soon. In each case, the groups involved simply downloaded the freely available Red Hat source code and compiled it, providing a working RHEL distribution for the cost of bandwidth..."

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