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CentOS The Red Hat Clone

Apr 16, 2007, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL 5) has been cloned. And barely a month after its release.

"The release of the free, community-based CentOS 5 Enterprise Linux so soon after the RHEL 5 release is hardly a surprise; the same thing happened with RHEL 4 two years ago. Nor does Red Hat consider CentOS a competitor, but rather a distribution that fills a need. The company also said CentOS will help it grow its business.

"'From the technology side, CentOS broadens the customer base for Red Hat Enterprise Linux technology,' Nick Carr, a product marketing director for RHEL, told internetnews.com. 'They are active in the mailing list, and from an engineering viewpoint they certainly assist us in finding problems in the product...'"

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