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Any link allow me to download RHEL 5.5 or higher(6.0) for free of cost, anybody has any idea if any links?
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If you want free versions of Redhat Enterprise then go for Centos Linux instead.  
It is the free equivalent version and binary compatible.
http://www.centos.org/

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by:TobiasHolm
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Try Scientific Linux CERN 6. It's binary compatible with RHEL6.

"The base SL distribution is basically [ Red Hat ] Enterprise Linux, recompiled from source.
Our main goal for the base distribution is to have everything compatible with Enterprise
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http://linux.web.cern.ch/linux/scientific6/

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by:farzanj
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Red Hat 6.0 can be downloaded from this location for free.
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/rhel/beta/6.0

It is beta though
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by:madunix
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get Centos for Free,  CentOS is a clone of RedHat that is 100% free. http://mirror.centos.org/centos/
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by:Thyagaraj03
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I think no links for RHEL free downloads. When I was doing by RHEL course, I copied RHEL 5.0 from my sir and when I asked how did it get that and he replayed he just downloaded it. I've RHEL 5.0(DVD) and I thought we could easily freely download it. Ok no problem

A small clarification, I'll try CentOS but why not Fedora which is also said to be RHEL based. Which is best CentOS or Fedora?
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by:farzanj
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CentOS is exactly RedHat, no differences except for name.

Fedora is the experimental operating system.  It is not stable.  It is meant for testing new features for future RedHat releases.
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by:farzanj
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Yes, sorry, I actually downloaded RedHat 6 beta for free almost two months ago.  But now it appears that they have brought it down.
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Ok I'll use CentOS. Thank you all!
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