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ubuntu 9.04 vs Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop

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Hi..

I'm running now ubuntu but I want to try red hat desktop....

I have a lot of doubts:
 as I can read here, http://www.redhat.com/rhel/desktop/compare/, If I purchase  NONE option... can I install or compile apache or running virtualization software ?how can I install new software?
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You can do anything in Red Hat that you can do in Ubuntu. I use both of them every day.
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Ubuntu is a Debian-based distribution and uses dpkg (the package manager) and apt-get (download manager) to manage software.  Red Hat uses rpm (the package manager) and up2date (download manager).  On the GUI, there are different front ends for them named various things...not sure of the names, as I use the console for all that.

While you can download the base distribution of RedHat Enterprise Desktop, the software updater/manager, up2date, requries a paid subscription to Red Hat Network.  Red Hat Enterprise Linux is their commercial product.

A free variant of Red Hat Enterprise is CentOS.  It is based directly on Red Hat Enterprise, minus the copyrighted/trademarked items (like logos).  CentOS uses rpm and yum (similar to up2date, but free).

http://www.centos.org
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Fedora is also fine.
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True, though Fedora represents the bleeding-edge of Red Hat development.  It's not always the most stable thing out there.  RHEL is designed for business environments requiring mature and stable operating systems. Since CentOS is based 99% on RHEL, it gives you the best user experience for using/administering RHEL without the cost.

If you just want to tinker and play with the latest Red Hat software, Fedora is perfect for that.  If you want a more mature and stable OS, try CentOS.
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Are you calling me immature!!! J/K hehehe :)
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Hi,

I tried fedora ( not remember which version) and worked bad for me... it freezes and more... not stable.
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by:Justin_W_Chandler
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Welcome to Linux... because in general that's what you should expect from the operating system. I use mostly RHEL5 and Solaris10 at work... but frankly Windows is so much easier to use.
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i have no problem using linux....
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I haven't any problem using it, either... but using many applications on Linux is a problem... not to mention getting things to work right [such as my Kyocera KPC680 EVDO modem]. In any case, this is about RHEL vs Ubuntu. Frankly, I use both and they both work just fine.
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