[Novalug] No Such Agency guide to securing computers (fwd)
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Mon Jun 8 23:38:44 EDT 2009
Shawn Wells wrote:
> Not entirely sure about CentOS. It's supposed to track fairly close to
> RHEL, so I'd imagine so.
CentOS is, for all practical purposes, RHEL. What is different?
+ The Copyrighted/Trademark Artwork has been replaced
+ Installation Media is arranged differently
+ The RHN repositories have been replaced by yum repositories
+ The file /etc/redhat-release is different; perhaps /etc/issue is too
+ Free as in Beer
+ Did I miss anything else?
The CentOS people make it a point to chance as little as possible.
See their website for details.
P.S. In practice, the most different thing is /etc/redhat-release, as
many 3rd party products decide what to do based on what is in that file.
What I have done is get the SRPM of redhat-release (or whatever it's
called) and install it instead.
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