Linux patching

Posted on 2012-09-10
Last Modified: 2012-09-13
Since i'm very new with Linux, how can I download the latest patches for Red Hat Linux? Where do I go and how do i do it? Does it work the same way as windows downloads?
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    Unfortunately I do not have the specifics regarding your question and someone else may have but if you are pressed for time and would like to have a good base...this article should help:
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    You and the OS needs to be registered with red-hat. After that you should be able to use yum update to get updates. If you only have a trial version of the OS you can only get updates during the trial period. So if you want to keep on using the OS after that trial you need to pay.

    If you want to stay on a free version of Linux, you should use a Red-Hat clone, like CentOS or Scientific Linux. Those are both Red-Hat clones, but completely free, and the updates will work for as long as the OS version is officially supported (they have the same live-cycle as Red-Hat has).

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