[RndTbl] RHEL.

Adam Thompson athompso at athompso.net
Fri Jun 10 16:23:49 CDT 2011

More precisely, CentOS makes a big deal out of being binary-compatible right down to loading 3rd-party kernel modules correctly.
So unless the software you're using needs to see the string "Red Hat" in /etc/issue, or uses the up2date infrastructure, you should be fine using any of RHEL, CentOS, SL, Oracle Unbreakable Linux, Sun's version (can't remember what it's called) etc.

"Gilbert E. Detillieux" <gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca> wrote:

>On 2011-06-10 16:05, Sean Cody wrote:
>> Excuse my ignorance but is there a nice legal way (that doesn't eat
>> my allowance) to obtain RHEL for use in training?
>Not sure if the academic licenses would cover that, unless you're 
>registered as a student.
>> I know CentOS is 'mostly compatible' but the mostly part gives me
>> pause. I need to get up to speed on WebSphere and DB2 whose
>> free/express versions support RHEL specifically.
>I think either CentOS or Scientific Linux would be compatible enough for 
>those purposes.  They're supposed to be kernel version and library 
>version compatible.
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