• Home Page
 • DW Weekly, Comments
 • Package Management
 • Packages
 • Search
 • Major Distributions
 • Submit Distribution
 • Upcoming Releases
 • About DistroWatch
 • Page Hit Ranking
 • Advertise
 • Related Links

DistroWatch.com: White Box Enterprise Linux

White Box Enterprise Linux

Last Update: 2014-11-20 03:02 UTC


What is the goal for White Box Linux? To provide an unencumbered RPM-based Linux distribution that retains enough compatibility with Red Hat Linux to allow easy upgrades and to retain compatibility with their errata SRPMs. Being based off of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 3.0 means that a machine should be able to avoid the upgrade treadmill until October 2008 since RHEL promises errata availability for 5 years from date of initial release. Or more briefly, to fill the gap between Fedora and RHEL. Why was White Box Linux created? Its initial creation was sponsored by the Beauregard Parish Public Library in DeRidder, USA out of self interest. We have several servers and over 50 workstations running Red Hat Linux and were left high and dry by Red Hat's recent shift in business plan. Our choices were a difficult migration to another distribution or paying Red Hat an annual fee greater than the amortized value of our hardware. So we chose a third path, made possible by the power of open source.... White Box Linux.


White Box Summary
Distribution White Box Enterprise Linux (WBEL)
Home Page http://www.whiteboxlinux.org/
Mailing Lists http://beau.org/mailman/listinfo
User Forums --
Documentation http://www.whiteboxlinux.org/howto.html
Screenshots LinuxScreenshots.org
Download Mirrors http://www.whiteboxlinux.org/download.html
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews  
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News
 • 2007-06-21: Distribution Release: White Box Enterprise Linux 4 Respin 2
 • 2006-05-02: Distribution Release: White Box Enterprise Linux 4 Respin 1
 • 2005-05-07: Distribution Release: White Box Enterprise Linux 4
 • 2005-04-01: Development Release: White Box Enterprise Linux 4 RC1
 • 2005-03-14: Distribution Release: White Box Enterprise Linux 3.0 Respin 2
 • 2004-06-17: Distribution Release: White Box Enterprise Linux 3.0 Respin 1

 • More White Box news...
Advertisement

Amazon.com



Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible



Table Notes and Explanations
  • Select view: Major packages only (52) All tracked packages (219)
  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "kdelibs" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

Feature 4r2
manifest
3.0r2
liberation
Release Date 2007-06-21 2005-03-14
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
CDs 4 3
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME
Package Management RPM RPM
Office Suite OO.o OO.o
Processor Architecture i386 i386, x86_64
Journaled File Systems ext3 ext3
Multilingual Yes Yes
Asian Language Support cn, jp, kr, tw cn, jp, kr, tw
Full Package List   3.0r2
Package 4r2
manifest
3.0r2
liberation
abiword (3.0.0) -- --
alsa-lib (1.0.28) 1.0.6 --
ati-driver (14.501.1003) -- --
bash (4.3.30) 3.0 2.05b
bind (9.10.1-P1) 9.2.4 9.2.4
chromium (39.0.2171.95) -- --
cups (2.0.1) 1.1.22rc1 1.1.17
dhcp (4.3.1) 3.0.1 3.0.1
e2fsprogs (1.42.12) 1.35 1.32
firefox (34.0.5) 1.5.0.12 --
freetype (2.5.4) 2.1.9 2.1.4
gcc (4.9.2) 3.4.6 3.2.3
gimp (2.8.14) 2.0.5 1.2.3
glibc (2.20) 2.3.4 2.3.2
gnome-shell (3.14.3) -- --
gnucash (2.6.5) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.18) -- --
grub (2.00) 0.95 0.93
gtk+ (3.14.6) 2.4.13 2.2.4
httpd (2.4.10) 2.0.52 2.0.46
inkscape (0.48.5) -- --
k3b (2.0.3) 0.11.14 --
kdelibs (4.14.3) 3.3.1 3.1.3
kmod (19) -- --
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.8.0 2.2.2
libreoffice (4.3.5) 2.0.4 1.1.0
Package 4r2
manifest
3.0r2
liberation
linux (3.18.1) 2.6.9 2.4.21
lxde-common (0.99.0) -- --
mariadb (10.0.15)    
mate-desktop (1.8.1) -- --
MesaLib (10.4.0) 6.8.1 4.3.0
mysql (5.6.22) 4.1.20 3.23.58
nautilus (3.14.2) 2.8.1 2.2.4
NVIDIA (343.36) -- --
openbox (3.5.2) -- --
openjdk (8u20) -- --
openssh (6.7p1) 3.9p1 3.6.1p2
openssl (1.0.1j) 0.9.7a 0.9.7a
perl (5.20.1) 5.8.5 5.8.0
php (5.6.4) 4.3.9 4.3.2
postfix (2.11.3) 2.2.10 2.0.16
postgresql (9.4.0) 7.4.17 7.3.8
Python (3.4.2) 2.3.4 2.2.3
qt (5.4.0) 3.3.3 3.1.2
samba (4.1.14) 3.0.10 3.0.9
systemd (218) -- --
thunderbird (31.2.0) 1.5.0.12 --
vim (7.4) 6.3 6.3
vlc (2.1.5) -- --
xfdesktop (4.10.3) -- --
xine-lib (1.2.6) -- --
xorg-server (1.16.3) 6.8.1 --


Copyright (C) 2001 - 2014 Unsigned Integer Limited. All rights reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Privacy policy.
DistroWatch.com is hosted at Copenhagen and mirrored at Wien.
Contact, corrections and suggestions: Ladislav Bodnar